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Jacob thomas

Joined: Dec 30, 2005
Posts: 2
thanku java ranch.
i read all u'r suggestions and downloaded "thinking in java".And i hav bought
2nd edition "Head first java"(containing 18 chapters).so now where do i start.what are the steps to start reading.
i want to write java certification exams also.
how much time it will be to get confidence in java.
plz let me know by answering all my questions.My be all my questions may look silly....but i am real beginner willing to get job in java as soon as possible.

Praveena Jayanthi

Joined: Dec 30, 2005
Posts: 10
You could devote time regularly to study and do all the exercies in HFJ. Also, keep going through "THinking in JAVA" regularly.

Programming is something which learn quickly by doing rather than studying. Keep writing code snippets to test your concepts.

You could give SCJP in about 4-5 months if you study and program in JAVA regularly.
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marc weber

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Originally posted by Praveena Jayanthi:
...Programming is something which learn quickly by doing rather than studying. Keep writing code snippets to test your concepts...

Definitely! When working through the books, do the exercises. This takes a lot of time, but that's how you will learn.

When you have a question, ask yourself: How can I write code to test this? If you think something should work a certain way, but not another way, write code both ways to verify. Then instead of saying, "I'm pretty sure that's what's supposed to happen," you can be confident in saying, "I know this works -- or doesn't work -- because I tested it."

"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
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