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Seeking expert advice


Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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Good day,
I am currently interested in learning the Java language. My questions is what is the best method for learning ? Is it best to learn a language such as c/c++ before Java or is Java better to learn first. Any tips/advice is greatly appreciated. Please not I have no formal programming experience or training
Cindy Glass
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PS: I am also moving this to the Beginner Forum.

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Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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You most definitely do NOT need to learn C++ before you learn Java.
Perhaps you should look through the Beginning Java Section of the BunkHouse to find a Book to start learning from.
I really like Just Java 2 by Peter Van der Linden.
I agree. Here's the link:
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