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Chris Hoffmann
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Joined: Apr 05, 2006
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Hi i'm so new to this.

i got this thing to convert nubmers to words.

http://www.rgagnon.com/javadetails/java-0426.html

and i read this to help me

http://faq.javaranch.com/view?JavaBeginnersFaq

and at the end of it it said " Congratulations! Your program works. "

BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEED NUMBERS INTO IT AND GET WORDS OUT.???

and also where whould i find a book about this stuff?
Henry Wong
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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So... Basically, you took a program from the web. And used that as an example, as you followed instructions on how to compile and run the program. And everything worked.

Which is great!!... Most people start with the HelloWord application. It took guts starting with a larger program.


Unfortunately, the program you choose doesn't take input from the prompt. You need to know Java to modify it... So... How much do you know? Do you know enough to understand the code that you just ran? Do you know how to read from the command line? etc.

Henry


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
Henry Wong
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Oops... sorry, didn't answer your question...

First, the Java tutorial referenced by the link you used does a decent job at teaching Java.

Second, although I have never used it myself, I keep hearing good things about "Head First Java" as a beginner's book on Java.

Henry
 
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