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Just a question


Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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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~~~
Max Power
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Joined: May 10, 2004
Posts: 47
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.


Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 2
it sounds a good idea~~

thanks for your reply!!
saravanan balu
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Joined: May 19, 2000
Posts: 49
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.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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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:
  • 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

  • Places to find Java Projects for improving your programming skills:
  • The JavaRanch Cattle Drive
  • Roedy Green's List of Student Java Projects
  • Projects associated with various chapters of Bradley Kjell's Introduction to Computer Science using Java - the project links are on the right side of the page
  • Projects associated with various chapters of David J. Eck's Introduction to Programming Using Java
  • The SCJD Development Team
  • SourceForge.net's Java Foundries
  • The Jakarta Project
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