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Vidya Kakumani

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Am new to java. Can I have some guidelines to practice java.
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Campbell Ritchie

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Welcome to JavaRanch.

You will have realised we have our conventions here; have a look at our FAQ.

Have you signed up for any courses? I always think you are best learning from people who know how to program in Java, rather than from books. In fact I would say the same to anybody learning any language.
Sign up for a forum where people are prepared to help you, and know what they are doing. There is a good forum here.
If you are interested in books, have a look here, where we review books.
You will find all sorts of useful information on the Sun website, including this tutorial.

But the real thing is practice. Write lots of programs, starting off with really tiny ones.

I hope that has been of some help
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Vidya, don't forget to look at the private message that you got from Campbell. You can see it by clicking My Private Messages.

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Welcome to JavaRanch,
I agree with Campbell Ritchie.. Get joined an online course and gather some good ideas from them,and start learn by your own.. Don't forgot to do your own exercises that can be done only by understand the concepts...If you find any difficulties with the code or concept that crack your head just post it here. We, ranchers are here to help...

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I would prefer a course where you are taught by a real live person whom you can actually see. But you need to be sure your instructors know what they are doing. A good forum like the one I quoted earlier is well worth using.
Rakesh Chaudhary
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First you have to find in which technologies you have expertise..

I am telling these things because I was asked the same when I decided to learn java...if you know OOP's and c++ then it will be a added advantage..

And Finally if you want to be real fast in mastering JAVA
than being frank grab that HEAD FIRST JAVA book and start tripping in the
learning experience ...I personally think that a good book and help of Ranch can solve all your queries..

Any ways...all the best and byee
Raghavan Muthu
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Originally posted by Vidya Kakumani:
Am new to java. Can I have some guidelines to practice java.

Welcome to Ranch

The question itself does have the answer . "PRACTICE" is the only way but beforehand you know the basics of the language, for which you can go through the best books. To name a few,

  • Sun's Java Tutorial (Link is in my signature)
  • Kathy Sierra & Bert Bate's Head First Java
  • Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java

  • While you are reading/studying, don't forget to write down a small program for each concept you go through as it helps you a lot to *understand* the concepts very well!!

    If you get stuck with any issues or doubts, obviously JavaRanch is there to help you out at anytime!

    Good luck
    [ July 11, 2008: Message edited by: Raghavan Muthu ]

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