Java is a robust programming language which does not rely on a web browser. This language is used to develop all native applications on the Android platform, and Bouwkamp argues that it is "used by some 9 million developers and running on 7 billion devices worldwide." The language is relatively accessible to new programmers, there is an enormous community of Java developers, and it was the second most in-demand programming language in 2016. According to the President of the IT recruiter Dice.Com, there are "more than 16,000 Java positions open on any given day."
"What's that, Delwiche?" you say. "Two tutorials for only one badge? That seems like an enormous amount of work.
Actually, these are relatively short tutorials. The "Computer Science Principles" course is 85 minutes long, and the Java lab is only 2 hours long. After working through both of these tutorials, you will be able to claim basic proficiency with a programming language that is in high demand.