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cenk kizildag

Joined: May 18, 2007
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I m new to Java. I would like to learn how to develop web applications. But I need to know where to start. I dont want to install RAD or WSAD, because they slow down my comp very very much so i need something lighter. I need some assistance, would you please tell me what to install and some tutorials to learn Java???

Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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My advice would be for the first step, ignore web applications, since they come with lots of extra complications that can distract from learning the basics. Start with core Java. And its a good idea to avoid an IDE at the early stages, again because a big, complex IDE can make things harder 'til you grasp the basis.

Start with a basic text editor and have a look through the Java Tutorial. If you are completely new to programming you might also consider buying a book. you could also look at JavaRanch's Cattle Drive.
[ May 18, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]

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Andris Jekabsons
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Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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I agree with Paul: learn the basics first.
And when you have enough background in client side Java, you can try "Core Servlets" and/or "More Servlets" book. I bought "More Servlets" a while ago, and found it to be a very good learning guide.
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