I have no idea what java is and i have no background on the subject. I have to take a class this semester and I already know i'm gonna be lost without help. Where can i find information on java thats geared towards someone without a background in programming. Thanks!
For the programming newbie, Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours teaches programming fundamentals using Java. Amazon has used copies for as low as $4.50. After you get the basics down, come and visit JavaRanch frequently. You'll probably enjoy the Java Rules Roundup, a game that tests your Java knowledge, plus the forums (fora?) and, well, it's ***all** interesting and helpful. Good luck, and welcome to Java! Once you get over the initial learning curve, it's a fun language. Regards, Jeff
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
Originally posted by Steve Wysocki: Word from the not so wise...Just don't take an internet class.
Can I ask for your reasoning behind this statement? This very site offers its own class, and I am considering taking it.
Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger: The Java Tutorial at http://java.sun.com is where I started. Can't think of anything better aside from buying a good book. What book is required for your class? P.S. Another good starting point is the Cattle Drive located here at http://www.javaranch.com. [ August 25, 2003: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
There is no book required for my class. He just gave us some links to different web sites, but i think they are more designed for people who ahve some knowlege of java already.
And right now, Douglas Dunn is giving away a pre-release version of his coming Java Rules Volume 2 book at http://www.javarules.com And of course, the best advice is hang out at the Ranch! With tens of thousands of registered users, if you ask a good question (or even a not so good question), you're bound to get some good help.