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Neon Iyabode

Joined: Mar 24, 2003
Posts: 4
Hi there, I do need help- I am �trying� to study for SCJP2 I have previously programmed in Basic, c, Pascal etc- when I was much younger-sob. I just cant seem to get my head round the basics of java �static, abstract, constructors etc� pls can anyone advise, help�.Thanks in advance
Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
Posts: 3271
You might want to get started here. This is Sun's online tutorial. That should help you get into Java and, when you have questions, stop back here.
On a side note, however, I wouldn't recommend becoming SCJP certified as a way to "learn" Java. Just because you're SCJP certified doesn't necessarily make you a good programmer. However, most good programmers can become SCJP certified without much work. I'd recommend learning Java and doing some projects with it before looking back at becoming certified. Of course, that's just my opinion.

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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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You can also download Bruce Eckel's free book. If you really like it you can buy the printed version via the JavaRanch Bunkhouse

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Here is a list of free on-line Java tutorials and books that I have found useful:
  • Sun's Java Tutorial
  • Introduction to Computer Science using Java by Bradley Kjell
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck
  • Dick Baldwin's Java Programming Tutorials
  • Interactive Programming In Java by Lynn Andrea Stein
  • And of course, hang out at the Ranch! Ask good questions and when you're ready, answer questions. You'll learn a lot.

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    Neon Iyabode

    Joined: Mar 24, 2003
    Posts: 4
    Thanks for all your advice- Its really appreciated!
    I agree. Here's the link:
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