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Totally lost!

 
LaToya Perry
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I've tried reading about java and I'm still not getting it at all. I cant understand most of what I've read about it. I've never had any type of programming experience whatsoever and now I've got a project due in my class tonight!! I've been trying to figure out the project but I still dont get it because I dont get java! I'm ready to pull my hair out!! what should I do?
 
Saraswathi
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HI.
I HAD SAME FEELING 2 MONTHS AGO, BUT LUCKILY I HAVE HUSBAND WHO IS ALSO A JAVA PROGRAMMER , TO HELP ME OUT . AFTER BEING IN TO JAVA FOR 2 MONTHS , FROM MY EXPERIENCE I CAN TELL YOU , GO THOUGH THE JAVA TUTORIAL , UNDERSTAND AS MUCH OR EVEN LITTLE AS POSSIBLE DO THE PROGRAMS GIVEN BETWEEN THE TUTORIAL . AND ALSO TRY WRITING PROGRAM TO ADD 2 NUMBERS OR MULTIPLY OR ACCEPT INPUTS AND DISPLAYING THEM.
TRY USING METHODS TO DO SOME OF THE CALCULATIONS . AFTER LITTLE PRACTICE OF PROGRAM ONCE AGAIN GO THOUGH TUTORIAL , U WILL UNDERSTAND MUCH BETTER THIS TIME .
THAT'S MY OWN EXPERIENCE TOO.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
GOOD LUCK
 
Michael Dunn
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Break up your assignment into as many parts as possible.
Try to complete part 1, this could be just simply printing out "Hello World".
Move onto part 2, when you have that working, incorporate it into part 1 and get part 1 and part 2 working together.
repeat until all parts are working together.
if you are stuck, post:
1) the code you have tried, that is causing problems
2) any error messages
3) the expected output of the code
 
Sloan Bowman
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Just to let you know I my opinion Java is the best langauge to learn on because of its strong type. It teaches great programming pratices. Once you learn it and look into other languages you will say ahh man what a mess these other languages are.
 
Eric Sexton
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I think that the book "Head First Java" by Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra is a great book to get you thinking in a different direction. I wished that book had been around when I was first exposed to Java. It just takes a great systematic approach to everything. One of things I like most is that it teaches you things as you need them. Not just discussing other things that happen to be similar to the current topic. Just my 2 cents.
 
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