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JAVAC not found ??? I cant compile - help

 
Ryan Shaw
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well that helps? WHATS IT SUPPOSED TO MEAN??? i hate riddles...
 
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Garrett Rowe wrote:That snippet is not a complete working program.


well thats helpful?? what am i supposed to do with the instructions in the book? its supposed to be a working program?
 
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i think i understand! - this may well be a demo program that isnt supposed to work... lol thanks for all your help so far guys, big help

i will post when i encounter another problem (im sure i will)
 
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the book cant possibly be wrong!

I take it you've never read a programming book before.
 
Ryan Shaw
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i read half a c++ book and i gave up... it was never wrong
 
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Which half did you read?
 
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1st half lol.... it was dry and boring so i gave up this new book is quite good.... only 650pages to go
 
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I salute to the patient people out there. This thread is enough to convince me of the friendliness of this community. No offence meant, just a compliment. Cheers.
 
Ryan Shaw
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Sudarshan Kadam wrote:I salute to the patient people out there. This thread is enough to convince me of the friendliness of this community. No offence meant, just a compliment. Cheers.


no problem, i was just severely pissed off as every time i try to learn programming properly i always have a massive error due to some corrupt file

thanks!
 
Sudarshan Kadam
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Ryan, Make sure that next time you get a For Dummies book ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Dummies ). Best option to start learning something without a teacher. ;)

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Just get Java for Dummies ..
 
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I would recommend Head First Java instead. It's highly praised, and does not sound as degrading as "for dummies". I don't know what the publisher was thinking, but if somebody gave me such a book I'd hit him/her in the head with it.
 
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They were thinking "Wow, people really respond well to a little self-deprecating humor, because we've sold tens of millions of these things."
 
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Ryan Shaw wrote: only 650pages to go
It's a small book, then?

I would agree with the people who prefer "Head First" over "Dummies". Although Burd, who writes the Dummies books, does a very good job indeed of explaining things like control structures, "Head First" has the great advantage that it introduces something much more difficult to understand: object orientation. There is obvious object-orientation from the very beginning in "Head First," much more so than in the "Dummies" book I have seen.
 
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I am using Head First Servlets and JSP now..... I suggested Dummies book because sometimes it helps a *too much* beginner and its not that useless for people facing a programming language first time in their life ;)
 
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Sudarshan Kadam wrote:I am using Head First Servlets and JSP now..... I suggested Dummies book because sometimes it helps a *too much* beginner and its not that useless for people facing a programming language first time in their life ;)


Well, not to deny! I too like Dummies Series. But no matter what, "HF" series has almost always been the "cup of tea", 'book of choice" of any level of programmers. People may say a different opinion if they have never glanced the HF series once!
 
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I find the patience of the responders in this place almost as astounding as the sheer arrogance and truculence of some of the posters. A bit of humility and a lot more effort would go a long way.
 
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I find the patience of the responders in this place almost as astounding as the sheer arrogance and truculence of some of the posters. A bit of humility and a lot more effort would go a long way.

All of those called to give should do it without reservation. It makes it a better world to live in.
Cheers and more cheers to those people!
 
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