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#1 gmdavey  Icon User is offline

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New to Java

Post icon  Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:42 AM

Hi. I'm new to Java and back to school after 15 years in the workplace. I am a C.S. major and am very excited to learn. The trouble is that I feel quite behind students even in intro classes like cs240. Any info on how to pick up java programming more quickly would be appreciated. Are there good video tutorials? Most people say that I just need to sit down and code, code, code. I have quite a bit of trouble with the syntax etc which makes it hard for me to move quickly. Just looking for some learning tips (websites, books etc). Thanks for the support!

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Re: New to Java

Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:47 AM

http://java.sun.com/...books/tutorial/


Grab a beginners book and get your hands dirty. there is no real way to pick this up any faster then what you are campable of doing. You just need to read and learn at your own pace dont worry about being behind.
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Re: New to Java

Posted 12 November 2008 - 11:06 AM

get this book, its called java, how to program 6th edition...you'll love this book...good luck
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Re: New to Java

Posted 12 November 2008 - 11:14 AM

http://www.javaomatic.com/ is pretty good.
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Re: New to Java

Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:32 AM

sun java tuts and Head First Java are pretty good places to start off with..
Try downloading and installing eclipse, it makes your development much easier...
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Re: New to Java

Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:31 PM

Eclipse? Shame. Try NetBeans. (Here: www.netbeans.org)
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