Hi,all^^^ I'm a new here~I have studied Java for several months~I found it a very interesting language and I really gained a lot(computer science is not my major and i study ee in university)~I have read the book "Thinking in java" and "How to program Java",so I want to know what is the next step to become professinal,for so many directions in this field!! Thanks a lot~~~
hello, i guess coding is the next step and learning by doing. try to get a students job or something. this will help a lot. i got 2 in the last months and this really helps, because you are forced to do something. yes, thats it in my opinion.
hi, apart from Andreas's suggestion, do participate in javaranch forums and try to understand the questions and try to answer them, it will really help you to become a profesional in java.it helped me a lot. all the best.
If you're looking to get better and Java programming, I'd recommend writing lots of programs, studying more Java programming topics that interest you, and hang out around here, reading questions and answers, and answering questions. You can learn a lot when helping someone to figure out the solution to a problem.
Here is a list of free on-line Java tutorials and books that I have found useful: