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Holly Leery
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Ok I was wondering if some of you could make a list of your favorite books/tutorials/or whatever that you used as a beginner in Java. I feel as though I am slightly behind in my class so I want to do everything I can to catch up and do well. I not only want to pass the class I actually want to know Java and end up going on to Java 2 with more of an insight and maybe even be ahead. So if anyone has any awesome tips let me know!! Thanks, yall are great!
 
Layne Lund
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This question pops up quite a bit here at the Ranch. Perhaps you can get a start by looking at this thread.

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Holly Leery
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ok Thanks, I will take a look.
 
Chengwei Lee
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Try Head First Java, Holly. Its 1 of those books that won't bore you to your tears.

But most importantly, you gotta get your hands dirty. Do lots of coding. It really helps. In particularly learning from your own mistakes, they're usually painful enough to have lasting impressions in your mind.

 
Layne Lund
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Originally posted by Cheng Wei Lee:
Try Head First Java, Holly. Its 1 of those books that won't bore you to your tears.

But most importantly, you gotta get your hands dirty. Do lots of coding. It really helps. In particularly learning from your own mistakes, they're usually painful enough to have lasting impressions in your mind.



Not to mention that it was written by some fellow Ranchers!
 
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