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Getting started with Java?

Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

I know C++ and now I want to learn Java. I was just wondering what book you guys would recommend for learning Java? Or if you know a good website I'll look at that too. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Getting started with Java?

Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:08 PM

First we have Java Resource thread which gives links to Java resources:
http://www.dreaminco...esource-thread/

Then macosxnerd101 has a good thread about Getting Better at Programming (Java):
http://www.dreaminco...ogramming-java/

Then you may look at introductory tutorial on java by NeoTifa :
http://www.dreaminco...a-for-n00blets/
http://www.dreaminco...ortant-classes/
http://www.dreaminco...or-beginners-3/

And if you need a book, look here:
http://www.dreaminco...beginners-book/
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Re: Getting started with Java?

Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:20 PM

Probably the best thing to do would be to just work through the tutorials on the Sun site to get the overall sense of the language, and then write some of the usual first-year assignment code to get a sense of the language. If you want a book to work from, Lewis and Loftus was a pretty okay intro text, and you can get the older revisions for basically nothing at Amazon. That'll get you up and running - there are some changes in the language, but nothing you can't get caught up on pretty quick.
L&L is useful because they do spend a fair bit of time on Swing, but they keep it separate from the main line of instruction, which is handy.
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