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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

"Hello World" :bigsmile:

I would like to introduce myself as "ladyJava"

I was looking for a forum to "grow" with, and I think this is the most welcoming i've seen out of all of them.
A little about myself...

I am a freshman in college, and I am majoring in Computer Science.
I will be learning different things like web design and etc
But my passion is the coding.

I really love java, because it's my first programming language I was taught and I tend to cling onto whatever I pursue the most :sweatdrop:

I only been programming for a little while but Im so excited and I feel like a little untamed toddler running around a toy store not knowing where to start or end.

Furthermore, My true question to the community is- Are there any resources that teach you how to make interfaces.
I dont really like googling everything because I prefer recommendations.

Hope you lovely people can help me !

Thanks,

ladyJava

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#2 jon.kiparsky   User is offline

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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

Welcome at DIC.

There's a pretty active Java community here, I imagine you'll be able to find what you need.

Just to clarify, when you say "interfaces" do you mean as in inheritance, or as in user interaction?
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 24 January 2013 - 12:36 PM, said:

Welcome at DIC.

There's a pretty active Java community here, I imagine you'll be able to find what you need.

Just to clarify, when you say "interfaces" do you mean as in inheritance, or as in user interaction?


I apologize.
User Interaction is what I meant !
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#4 raghav.naganathan   User is offline

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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Hello ladyJava

Welcome to DIC :)

First of all, the fact that you love java is proved in your name selection as well as your camel casing of your letters of your name :) Full points for that :)

Well, now that you are here, you will certainly learn a lot and 'grow' as well, as you mentioned.

Well, as for your question, I think you might find your answer in the tutorials section.

Welcome again and looking forward to seeing you around in the forums. :)

regards,
Raghav
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

The Tutoracles are a great starting point for GUI programming.
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

This community is great, in a very short amount of time I have come a long way with their help.
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

View PostladyJava, on 24 January 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

I apologize.
User Interaction is what I meant !


No need to apologize, I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page.


Now to get even more clear, are you interested in UI design generally, or specifically graphical UIs, are you interested in learning how to build them correctly or in designing them so they can be built correctly? What are the questions you're trying to answer? What problems are you interested in solving?
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 25 January 2013 - 08:08 AM, said:

View PostladyJava, on 24 January 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

I apologize.
User Interaction is what I meant !


No need to apologize, I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page.


Now to get even more clear, are you interested in UI design generally, or specifically graphical UIs, are you interested in learning how to build them correctly or in designing them so they can be built correctly? What are the questions you're trying to answer? What problems are you interested in solving?


Well when im programming and typing in the console , Im always wishing to actually be able to type into a interface instead. I just started programming not too long ago, so my terminology is limited, but dont worry, that'll change very soon ^_^
To answer your question, I believe my goal is to learn how to build them correctly. I do want to be able to use and see them when I run a program.
I hope this answers your question :unsure: :unsure:
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

Okay, so we're homing in on it. As mac says, the Oracle material on Swing is probably the best place to start - but Swing is pretty complex. If you're new to Java programming, you might want to make sure you're solid on object-oriented programming first. Swing is all about working with a huge set of classes that feature a lot of interesting inheritance, so if you're not clear on how inheritance works, you're going to get pretty lost.

If you're not familiar with the material here, then this is where you should start. In fact, it's worth going through the basics trailjust to be sure you're set with the fundamentals.
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

Welcome to dream.in.code :) ladyJava
Since you are a freshman in college, I assume you may be short on cash so here are some free Java books in PDF form to help you with your learning development.
1)Head First Java
2)SCJP 6
3)Thinking In Java 3rd Edition
Happy coding!!
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Re: New To this Forum, Interested In interfaces

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the knowledge and support !
I will look over everyone resources to better enhance my knowledge.

Thanks Again (:
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