Nanodegree Java Developer

Learn enterprise-scale back-end development with Java and prepare for software engineering jobs that are in demand at most Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, and more.
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Intermediate – advance

4 months complete

8 – 10 hours / week


Subtitles:  English – Spanish

What will you learn

• Understand the fundamentals of the Spring Boot framework and associated integrations and plugins.
• Describe the differences between web services, APIs, and microservices; develop REST and GraphQL APIs; and learn how to secure, consume, document, and test those APIs and web services.
• Build applications that read and write to relational databases using both the Java Persistence API (JPA)
and SQL. Use standard design patterns to make your persistence layer easy to test and integrate with a Spring Boot application.
• Learn about Git, version control, and best practices for authorization and authentication. Use Jenkins to
build a CI/CD pipeline to deploy code to production.


To optimize your chances of success in the Java Developer Nanodegree program, we recommend intermediate knowledge of Java. Some web development experience is desirable, but not required.

Students must also be able to:

Initialize and use primitive Java data types (i.e. float, int, etc.)
Select and use collections from java.util.Collections
Design and create classes and class methods in Java
Create interfaces and subclasses in Java
Launch Java applications from an IDE
Write basic queries in SQL

Spring Boot Basics

In this project, the student will build a backend system for a car website. This backend will be comprised of vehicle list services, pricing services, and location services as mentioned below:

– Vehicle API – a REST API to maintain vehicle data (CRUD) – Pricing Service – a REST API to retrieve the price of a vehicle – Location API – an HTTP client to retrieve the vehicle location.

In the project, students will use Java frameworks and APIs to integrate different services using different communication styles. Students will write CRUD operations to store and retrieve vehicle data and implement an HTTP client to retrieve the vehicle address given latitude and longitude.

Students will also integrate clients (vehicle API) with pricing services to retrieve price. Finally, students will learn how to use Swagger to efficiently create documentation for their APIs. During the development of these steps, the student will be guided in writing unit tests, error handling, logging, and other best practices.

Web services and APIs

In this project, students will use the skills learned in the first course to create a web-based personal storage application: SuperDuperDrive!

Students will implement user-oriented features such as files, notes, and secure credential storage with industry standard full stack development tools. Building on Spring Boot as a foundation, students will use Spring MVC and Thymeleaf to create a Java-backed web application. Using H2 as an in-memory database, students will store user data with MyBatis, a very simple ORM library, and protect that data from unauthorized access with Spring Security.

Finally, to complete the development cycle and verify that the application is fully featured, students will implement a series of automated user tests using JUnit and Selenium.

Data stores and persistence

Students will design and implement the data model for Critter Chronologer, a software-as-a-service application that provides a programming interface for small businesses dealing with animals. This enterprise project will allow users to create schedules that associate pets, owners, and employees with calendar events.

Students will configure their application to connect to an external database and use both JDBC and Hibernate to persist changes. Basic CRUD operations will be exposed through a REST controller layer so students can test their application using Postman.

Security and DevOps

In this project, students will add authorization using Spring Security with OAuth and username/password combinations to an eCommerce web application built on Spring Boot. It will also be necessary to implement proper security and hashing to store this data. Students will identify the correct metrics for an effective analytics environment and use Splunk or ELK to analyze the metrics.

Students will also automate the configuration and deployment of these systems and the application. Students will use Jenkins to integrate with their version control and deploy their application to AWS.

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