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Tuts vs Books

DB Ekanayake

Joined: Apr 07, 2008
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Hi everyone

What is the best method for learning Java Tutorials(Video) or Books


Joanne Neal

Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 3742
Different people learn in different ways. It's whatever suits you best that matters (plus the quality of the books/tutorials of course).

Vikas Kapoor
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camilo lopes
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I prefer books, because I can study in anywhere. But you can use two.
The book have one line of study best that tuts in my opinion.

I recommend for my friend here in Brazil, the use book.

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Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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But actual hands-on experience is essential to learning. Otherwise you'll just forget all you just read.

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Barney Middleton

Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 2
I would say videos. You actually get to see how to do it.
Stevi Deter
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Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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Pick whichever (video or book) that you think works best for you.

And then write a lot of code. Nothing beats writing code and seeing what happens.

And more importantly -- write code that fails, and figure out why it fails, and how to fix it. Ask questions when you can't figure it out - we're here to help nudge you along until you get that moment of understanding.

You can memorize the book or have perfect recall of the video, but until you write some code and find out why it does or doesn't do what you want, you won't be a Real Programmer[tm].

There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves the curve. --Bill James
sridhar vijayagiri

Joined: Jun 11, 2008
Posts: 1
Books are the better options to learn java for the beginers.I will suggest
SCJP(sun certified java professional).
I agree. Here's the link:
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