The benefits of your teen learning Java programming

Java programming, sound familiar? I am sure many of you would have heard of Java, especially if you’re working in the tech, banking or gaming sectors. Java is used globally and is the coding language that powers Android phones and platforms such as Minecraft, Airbnb and Uber. It’s easy to learn and is taught throughout schools and universities. 

Continue reading as we explain five benefits to your child learning Java programming.

1. Learn An Object-Oriented Language

Java is an Object-Oriented Language and the style of programming in it is called Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). This is the most common style of programming and is extremely powerful. By combining large memory sets with simple function operations, you’ll learn how to create programming that will scale amazingly well. No matter if your child wants to create a system for one user or a million, Java will help them do it!

2. It’s Used Globally In Industry

Java is one of the widely used languages. Over 3 billion devices in the world run on Java and some of the biggest companies in the world use Java, they include Uber, Airbnb, Netflix and Spotify. Java is also the programming language for the Android Operating System. By learning this fundamental language with Fire Tech, you will learn how and why these companies use Java as well as how you can use it yourself to do things just as awesome as they are! 

3. The Environment Is Platform Independent

Java runs on the Java runtime environment. Because the programming language itself doesn’t run directly on your machine, it runs on a virtual machine that it creates, it is able to create this virtual machine on any computer. This means that Java is completely platform-independent, and it can be run on any machine from a Mac to mobile and Windows. This means the programmes that have been written in Java can be distributed quickly and easily and allows for clear concise applications.

4. Enables Access To Libraries

As Java is such an extensive language it has many libraries inside of it. A library is a block of code that has been written before. These libraries have been written by other people and allow the programmer to be able to code quickly without talking to reinvent the wheel. These libraries go further than just helping to reduce coding time they can also allow the programmer to quickly create complex programmes such as web scrapers, desktop applications machine learning algorithms.

5. Easy To Learn

One of the biggest benefits of Java is it’s extremely simple to learn. With lots of documentation available and with guidance from a Fire Tech tutor Java is even easier to learn. With someone to guide you through the small pitfalls that can occur and also help to demonstrate the powerful features of Java the language itself can be picked up extremely quickly by students with little to no programming language skills.

Learn Java programming with Fire Tech:


Coding Games With Java
Ages 12-17

Master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding.

Teen Coding With Java
Ages 13-17

Meet Java, the language that powers Android phones and the world’s best selling video game, Minecraft. Challenging, interactive and lots of fun, students will be taught key Java programming concepts and how to apply them in exciting ways.


About Fire Tech

Fire Tech’s mission is to give young people the tools and inspiration to become the tech creators, makers, and leaders of the future. We have delivered over 80,000 learning experiences to young people across the world. Courses include Python & Java coding, AI, game design, and digital media production. Each workshop is designed to teach young people future skills such as design thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving. All of our programmes are taught by tech-savvy teachers from some of the UK’s leading universities. 

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