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Recommend an online course?

Jeff Berman

Joined: Jan 03, 2008
Posts: 7
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good online Java course. I've been looking around, and I'm really surprised at how few Java classes there are compared to C# and even C++. I took a Java I class online from the University of California, Irvine, but now I'm shopping around for Java II. Any suggestions will be welcome.

Jesper de Jong
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

Try searching for "java tutorial" with Google and you'll find a lot of tutorials. See The Java Tutorials by Sun, for example.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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This may be too basic if you took a Java class already, but there's the Java College / Cattle Drive right here at JavaRanch.
[ January 04, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Jeff Berman

Joined: Jan 03, 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks, I'll check out those suggestions. I was sort of looking for an actual online class, though. The weekly deadlines help me stay on track. With self-taught tutorials, life tends to get in the way of the class.
Gregg Bolinger
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University of Pheonix offers a Java II course. They are a bit $$$ if you ask me. You'll have better luck with these types of schools and "trade" schools than you would with typical go to class universities.

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Marilyn de Queiroz

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The Cattle Drive can be done either way -- free, self-taught tutorial with practice "assignments" or paid, instructor-assisted learning. The assignments seem simple, especially at the beginning, but you learn good coding habits along with the java, and the assignments progress from simple to servlets & jdbc.

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