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Sean Labaio-Burreal
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Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 6
Well hello all, I am new to Java, i really want to learn..i hear it can be achieved within months and im wasting my time on networking..Well i know a few people here but nevertheless can someone please help me out, I got some books onthe topic but im still a little fuzzy about programming as a whole
please help
thanx

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Mark Vedder
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 624

Sean,

Welcome to JavaRanch.

It is not really clear what you asking. Are you looking for book recommendations? Or is there something specific that you are "fuzzy" about? (If you are having difficulties with multiple areas, start with one and ask some specific questions and people can help you out.)
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
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You can learn the basics in weeks if you're comitted and reasonably intelligent.
To master the language and its deeper waters will take years of dedication though and only true perseverance will lead you to complete enlightenment.

To learn programming is like learning to play the guitar. It's easy to learn, very hard indeed to learn it well.

Good training will help a lot. Sun offer great courses led by highly competent instructors.
If you've no experience at all you should start with course SL-110.
See http://suned.sun.com/US/catalog/java/j2se.html for suggested courses and how to order them.


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Sean Labaio-Burreal
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Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks,
No im a 100% new to JAVA and Programming as a whole, i went south if you know what i mean.I got this book JAVA CERTIFICATION JUMP START By Todd Greanier, Do you think it'll help me achieve my goal of atleast attaining the SCJP sometime soon?
Thanx again
Sean Labaio-Burreal
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks,
No im a 100% new to JAVA and Programming as a whole, i went south if you know what i mean.I got this book JAVA CERTIFICATION JUMP START By Todd Greanier, Do you think it'll help me achieve my goal of atleast attaining the SCJP sometime soon?Also i checked out the link and the SL-110 is $2000 way above the money i have in hand right now..
Thanx again
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Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
Posts: 804
Hi.

Don't look for certification right now because you're too far away and you'll probably get frustrated before achieving your goal. Sun has a lot of good free information, including the Java Tutorial, on the java.sun.com website. Also, the Web has many free resources for learning how to program, as do most public libraries. If you're a total beginner who doesn't know any of the concepts, I suggest:

1. Take a beginning programming course in college, or find one of the easy programming books at your local library.

2. Download the free Java tutorial and tools from Sun, and read the materials and work with the examples. The only way to learn is to get in there and do it.

3. Visit JavaRanch often, and post ***specific*** questions to the beginner forum. You may also want to review the FAQs before posting to see if a million other beginning programmers have had the same question answers.

Good luck!


Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
Sean Labaio-Burreal
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Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks Jeff, I also saw a book Thinking In Java, I think that would be of help. Also i got this tutorial in www.softlookup.com its a java tutorial in about 10 chapters, its dead helpful, im still on chapter 3 but its helped alot thanks again
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ramzi yassine
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Joined: Jan 13, 2005
Posts: 4
hey sean ,

good luck , you need to read alot, i would definitely get the Diteil and dieil book java how to program, that is the best way to start programming they are realyyyyyyyyyyyyyy goood


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Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
get Head First Java by Kathy Sierra (yes, that's the same one who started this place) and Bert Bates, published by O'Reilly.
It's probably the best beginner's Java book out there at the moment, and the Amazon sales rankings bear witness to that.
 
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