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marwan mostakim

Joined: Nov 08, 2005
Posts: 5
i need to learn java, but also be walk through it using netbean, dose this sound ok ?

i bought "Head First Java, 2nd Edition", it has good reviews, but did not yet arrive and do not know what to expect from the book regarding netbeans. can any one advise me.

i used to use quick basic in the late 80's and read a little on java programming lately. but my main concern i want to use an IDE wile learning the language, so my question is, do i need to have another tutorial for netbeans.

i like to take a challenge to another level and believe java is something that will keep me occupied, the link below is something i did with a program called swish that is no meant to be used in creating the menu i did, but it was a challenge for me when i saw a similar menu made with flash that used java script, excuse my bragging but i like what i designed.

PS: or do you prefer me using Eclipse, and why.

thank you

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[ November 09, 2005: Message edited by: marwan mostakim ]

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Steve Morrow
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Joined: May 22, 2003
Posts: 657

i want to use an IDE wile learning the language

I recommend reducing your learning curve and skip the IDE until you've practiced the basics of setting up your environment and are intimately familiar with the concept of classpaths. In my opinion, IDEs make poor learning crutches. The IDE obscures low-level operating details and beginners typically spend more time learning the tool as opposed to learning the language. Once you have the basics down, it's trivial to transition to whichever IDE you pick on the basis of how much it helps you be more productive.

Good luck, and nice Flash menu.
jiju ka
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Joined: Oct 12, 2004
Posts: 306
Eclipse is used in WSAD. Eclipse have more selling points if you are targetting job market. Eclipse is not traditional thinking. It have perspectives and is really cool.

Netbeans is straight forward. Easy to understand.

My suggestion try netbeans first then move to Eclipse if interested. Netbeans is very intuitive. You will not need a tutorial for Netbeans.

Your website is cool.
marwan mostakim

Joined: Nov 08, 2005
Posts: 5
thank you all for the reply, and glad you liked my link.
I agree. Here's the link:
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