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Larry Sanders

Joined: Feb 23, 2004
Posts: 2
where can i find extremely understanable java tutorial? i am a beginner and i want to understand the language. HELP
Siva kandasamy
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Joined: Dec 31, 2002
Posts: 139
As I aware
Go to "". The best palce to start.
Ofcourse, my experience says, you get lot of help from "" on your journey.
[ February 23, 2004: Message edited by: Siva kandasamy ]
Davy Kelly
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Joined: Jan 12, 2004
Posts: 384
yes lost one, you can get lots of help here on your java journey,
just search for java tutorials, and sun is a very good place to get everything you need for java.
whatever you do good luck and come back and get some help, maybe even help others along the way.

How simple does it have to be???
Gregg Bolinger
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Lost One,
First things first. Welcome to Javaranch. Now I consider this to be the best place to learn Java but while doing so, you must abide by about the only rule we have. And that is the Naming Policy.
You can change your display name here
Now, with that out of the way, as Siva suggestion, is the best place to begin online. Specifically the Java Tutorial. Also, I would highly recommend picking up a copy of Head First Java. You can read a great review of this book here.
Hope that helps and we look forward to helping you on your journey from "Lost" to, well, wherever you want to go.

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Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
If you are experienced in other programming languages like C++, Smalltalk;
"Core Java-Volume1" is a good introduction for learning Java.
It is well thought out and comes from Sun. This is used by many so called authors of different java books when they started learning Java.

SCJP, blog
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
  • Bruce Eckel's Thinking In Java
  • JavaRanch's own Campfire Stories
  • Allen B. Downey's How To Think Like A Computer Scientist

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    Kadiyala Naga Sai

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004
    Posts: 20
    I see the Java Language Specification and Java Tutorial,both from Sun Micro Systems very useful for...
    1.Clearing ur concepts
    2.SCPJ certification also
    Secondly you should know the logics and catches in a program.Forums are the best and i find Java Ranch forum is very friendly and the people watching and replying very knowledgeable.
    As far as the books are concerned each has his own choice based their knowledge levels.
    As a beginner you may start with the above information from SUN .They be downloaded freely.
    What else u need ??
    Well begun is half done ...U know !!!
    Bye & all the best

    Kadiyala S Naga Sai, Petronas Ammonia Sdn Bhd, Kerteh, Malaysia 24300
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