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How to practice?

Ngaikei Wong

Joined: Aug 31, 2007
Posts: 3
Hey guys, I am a newbie to Java who's using Head First Java as my tutorial. It's a really great book, but I find it quite hard to creat some programs when I put my hand on the keyboard. It Seems that the book lacks some kind of lab-like exercises.

You guys have any idea or any recommendation about which book or website I should use to improve my pratical programming?

Thanks a lot! : )
fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11923

You can always check out the CattleDrive. the exercises are posted and free. if you want them properly nit-picked, there is a nominal charge.

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Ngaikei Wong

Joined: Aug 31, 2007
Posts: 3
Wow...I'll pay a visit there.

Many thanks.
Jinny Morris
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Joined: Apr 29, 2007
Posts: 101
Also, the Sun Online Tutorial has a fair lot of exercises and examples

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marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java has lots of challenging exercises. A free version of the previous edition (3rd) can be downloaded from Eckel's mindview site. It's also in HTML format at various sites, like this one.

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Ngaikei Wong

Joined: Aug 31, 2007
Posts: 3
Thank you everyone.
You guys are so nice...
I agree. Here's the link:
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