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Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

Hey guys I was just wondering, what did you do to learn Java's syntax? I'm struggling a little with the syntax and it's getting in the way of me trying to write even the simplest programs. =/ Any help or suggestions is appreciated.

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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

The DIC and Oracle tutorials are good places to start. NeoTifa has an excellent tutorial series called Basic Java for N00blets. :)
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:35 PM

Ah thanks so much macosxnerd101! I was trying to look for tutorials in the forum, but now I see that they are at the top as a tab. Is there any other resources/exercises/things to do that you recommend? I sorta am trying to learn all this as fast as I can because I started a cs course that uses Java (one week in).
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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

The syntax you can lookup- it takes practice before you have it down. My thread Getting Better at Programming Java provides a list of competencies to learn. Stages 1-2 will be close to your class.
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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

Also you may look at Java Resource thread:
http://www.dreaminco...esource-thread/
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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:12 PM

Thanks guys, those links were super helpful! Also, I have a sort of off-topic question, but I'm not a very good programmer, and when I read the material, it feels like I understand so much. However, when it's time to actually code, I often find myself very lost and not knowing where to start. So how do you guys (mentally/physically/etc) start? And sometimes I'll spend a very long time stuck on a particular part of a program, and don't know how to resolve this issue. If you guys could enlighten me how to solve these problems, or ways to improve, it would be much appreciated.
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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

The more you practice, the more you understand
You need to do more and use much effort, and after a time t all will be good. When you get problem on any thing, ask for it ;)
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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:30 PM

There is a reference sheet if you look in the Java tutorials section. It's got examples for most of the important parts of Java syntax. Worth having handy when you're learning the language.

It's usual to get stuck at the details of a new language. The more you practice, the more familiar it becomes.
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Re: Learning Java's Syntax

Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:32 PM

Okay thanks for the advice guys!
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