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xuehua yu
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Joined: Dec 10, 2005
Posts: 4
how long can I learn java well from know nothing?Thanks
Svend Rost
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
Posts: 904
EDIT: after reading your question again, I suspect that I might have misunderstood your question


How to learn Java:
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Get java (J2SE JDK): java.sun.com
Get a (few) good book (ask friends/co workers/look at http://www.javaranch.com/books.jsp) on Java and Object Oriented programming
Read tutorials
Practice
Practice
Practice


How Long will it take you:
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Depends on what your goal is.

Now, all I know about you is that you "know nothing", so my guess is that
it will take you �-1 year (10-15 hours/week )to get a basic understanding of
programming. Then add some 3 years and you can call yourself a programmer
- not an experienced one though.


My pleasure,

/Svend Rost
[ December 10, 2005: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]
xuehua yu
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Joined: Dec 10, 2005
Posts: 4
First,I should say sorry,I'm not good at English,so my expression is't clear.I'm a student of computer science.I had learnt java in class last year,but,now it's all give back to my java teacher.
last year I have read <<THINKING IN JAVA>>very carefully,and made a basic understanding about java.
From now on,I will learn java(j2se,j2ee) 10 hours per day,does 5 months
enough for me to become a Preliminary java programer?
Thanks for your help!
yours ricoyu
[ December 11, 2005: Message edited by: xuehua yu ]
Graham Robinson
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 16
Well that depends on what sort of programs you want to be able to do. You did it last year, so you should have the basics done, things like crontal statements etc. So if you're doing 10 hours a day... You should do well after 5 months.
xuehua yu
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 10, 2005
Posts: 4
ha ha,next year,I will have no lessons,so I have much time to do so.
I learn java to develop web applications,and I can find a job when I graduated.
Svend Rost
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
Posts: 904
If I may give you an advice.. try to learn more than one programming
language, besides specializing in one particular language.

Since your studying CS it shouldn't be that hard for you to learn a new
language once you've had some classes on programming languages, semantics
ect.

Take a look at a functional programming language (ML, LISP), a logic
language like Prolog.. learn C/C++. Once you know a few languages learning
the next one won't be that hard.

/Svend Rost
 
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