Programming is like riding a bike; you can read about how to do it all day, but the best way to get started is to practice. A portfolio of programming projects can help you learn coding skills while providing a professional advantage during your job search as well. Specifically, by highlighting more advanced programming projects in your portfolio, you can showcase your skills to recruiters and hiring managers which might help you land your dream job.
Creating a portfolio of projects is important for anyone wanting to enter the industry, and it’s something we cover in our guide to becoming a web developer. In this article, however, we will specifically explore Java projects for beginners.
Java is a great first programming language because it has a broad feature set and is used in a variety of applications, including desktop applications, Android apps, and iOS app development. Java is also in high demand, with 40 percent of respondents in Stack Overflow’s 2020 Developer Survey claiming to use the language.
The projects in this list focus on different skills needed to build out a well-rounded Java skill set; progressing in difficulty as the list continues.