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prerna boja
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Joined: Aug 19, 2004
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Hi all,

i am quite new to java programming. I am preparing it from quite sometime from a book called murach's beggining Java2. I am also intending to give java certification.I want to practice more and more. Can anybody please let me know where can I get sample practice code or any material from which I can improve my skills.Any suggetions to improve please.I am tensed as I feel there is lot n lot to dig into it.
Thank you in advance.
Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
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The Java development kit documentation comes with a lot of sample code. Also, Sun offers the Java Tutorials in both html and compiled help formats for free. If you only worked through Sun's examples, you'd be busy for a long time. There are other sources out there too, but Sun's the place to start in my opinion.

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Jason Milliron

Joined: Jan 25, 2004
Posts: 22
There is a great free java book at Click on books and download Thinking in Java 3rd Ed by Bruce Eckel. There are a ton of examples there.
Matt Fielder
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Joined: Oct 27, 2004
Posts: 158
or go to
I agree. Here's the link:
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