For Dummies® Introduces LearnStreet’s Java For Beginners, Powered by “Java for Dummies”

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Collaboration Between the Book and Online Learning Brings Java Practice and Theory to Life

For Dummies®, the world’s bestselling reference series, and LearnStreet, an award-winning educational-tech startup focused on teaching people in-demand coding skills, have partnered to produce a fully interactive web course on Java programming. This online course of study will be enhanced by content from the bestselling Java For Dummies, 5th Edition by Barry Burd.

Through more than 20 videos, Burd presents an overview of each chapter to prepare students for the course material they will find within each coming section of the course. Using an interactive platform developed by LearnStreet, students and learners can test the skills they have learned through 125 practice exercises and 60 hours of content. Students may choose from a stand-alone course or a value bundle including a PDF of Java For Dummies, 5th Edition.

According to statistics from Stack Overflow, Java took the lead in 2013 as the most frequently searched skill keyword and was the most in-demand tech skill in 2013. Interactive web tutorials along with the teaching finesse of Barry Burd, will bring more context and a deeper learning experience to students. Burd, a computer science professor at Drew University, writes frequently for several publications including and BZ Media's Eclipse Review magazine.

LearnStreet’s Java for Beginners course is targeted for students, job seekers and programmers who want to sharpen their skills for a new job, increase their aptitude for promotion within their current organization, or maintain their current skill level.

“Java is the most in-demand skill within the top 10 tech metro markets in the United States,” said Lo Toney, CEO of LearnStreet. “Our collaborative course uses the accessible tutorials and guide of the Wiley materials to teach this highly coveted programming language to a diverse population of students. It is scalable and convenient and offers the nuts and bolts of Java to those unfamiliar with Java, those with baseline knowledge, and those who interact with Java daily.”

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About For Dummies®

After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of e-books downloaded, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including e-books, mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game and more. For more information, visit For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

About LearnStreet

LearnStreet is an award-winning educational-tech startup focused on teaching people across the globe in-demand coding skills to become more employable.

LearnStreet is working on building the best online, interactive platform to help teach essential coding skills of today and the future. Along with LearnStreet’s powerful analytics engine, it’s platform integrates user data to continually optimize and improve instructional content, learning modalities and user experiences to help learners become highly proficient at learning how to code and become better programmers. LearnStreet offers courses in multiple programming languages and has a library of coding projects to test programming skills.

Khosla Ventures is the investor behind LearnStreet with Vinod Khosla representing KV on LearnStreet’s board of directors.

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