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Joel Rozen

System.out.println(“Welcome to software, Jeff!”);

No matter what you’re coming from, or moving towards, it’s always exciting to take a leap of faith. I look forward to following along your adventure.

Out of curiosity, what made you go with Java as the focus of your boot camp?

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Jeff White Author

Thanks, Joel! And to answer your question, the bootcamp I’m enrolled in only offers programs in Java and .NET. I chose Java because I’ve read that it’s a good language to learn as a beginner and has a lot of similarities to other languages I may want to learn in the future.

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David

G'luck, Jeff! I gotta give cred to all teachers. It's almost a thankless job in America.

Java is still one of the most used languages out there and it's much more in-line with that's typically introduced to students in a CS program. Learning a statically typed language and then going into scripting ones like JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and the like is much easier than the other way around for most folks .NET is popular, too, just less so in the U.S. than internationally.

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Jeff White Author

Thanks, David! That’s good information to know. We were introduced to JavaScript through freeCodeCamp but will go more in depth later on in the cohort.