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Hi I'm new at Java programming and don't really know where to start..

S Woo
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Joined: Jun 07, 2009
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Hey guys and girls, I'm brand new to Java programming and decided to make this my first programming language to learn. I'm switching majors from electrical engineering to computer science engineering. Just wondering where to start. I have the most basic understanding of Java. Is there any website I can go to see some basic EASY codes or classes. I'm just freaking out because my first programming class starts in about a month. From what I've heard, its crazy and the people in it already know tons of programming. So yah.. any help would be nice.

Please dont bite
Sumit Patil
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Joined: May 25, 2009
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Hi,

Go to the nearest store and buy a copy of Head First Java, a nice book to start learning Java.

Good Luck!!


Thanks & Regards, Sumeet
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Fred Hamilton
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Joined: May 13, 2009
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Head First seems to be very popular, probably the way to go if you want a book, but there's lots of free web resources too.

I got my feet wet using this Beginners tutorial,

http://chortle.ccsu.edu/CS151/cs151java.html

It's very easy to understand, good for beginners. Many recommend the Sun Java Tutorial, personally I don't think it's the best for beginners, but everyone's got their own opinions on that.
Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to JavaRanch

I shall give you conflicting advice. Take it easy. Chill out. Cool it. Leave off programming until you start your classes. If your teachers are any good, they will be better able to teach you programming than you can learn from a book. In fact, when I started my course, we were advised not to buy any books before the course started.
Go to your library and read around the subject. Look at books like "Code Complete" by S McConnell which is about the software development process. Read it until you get bored, then take it back and find another book.
Sumit Patil
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Hey Fred Hamilton

Thanks for sharing the wonderful site.

Fred Hamilton
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Sumit Patil wrote:Hey Fred Hamilton

Thanks for sharing the wonderful site.



You're welcome. It's nice, isn't it? easy to digest, not at all threatening or overwhelming. It's a simple start to end programmed approach that you don't often see.
 
 
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