Java for Software Engineering
I just had a question about pursuing a career in CSE. I have two friends who are currently software engineers at Amazon and Google, and I was in two beginning Java classes with them but stopped to continue with premed. I wanted to learn programming in my spare time in case med school doesn't work out, so I can get a job programming at a large company as an alternative career. My friends said Java is a good start and I shouldn't have to worry about C++ or anything else.
Is this true? I do have a degree in Math, so I figured if I learned Java on my own I might be able to get a job as a programmer. If Java is the key here, what is the best way to learn it outside of attending class? I have watched some Youtube videos and been on websites, but it seems as though each person starts with "Hello World" and then takes a different path after that. Is there some sort of checklist for things to know for "Beginner Java," "Intermediate Java," and "Advanced Java?" Thanks everyone!