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I am new here I graduated from bachelors in cse ,Now i am seriously considering to be a java programmer,so i am starting to learn java .
In college we use to type programs in notepad and i dont know typing so just look at the keyboard and type ,so i want to ask how to learn java
by coding programs in notepad or using an ide,if ide which is good.And i have a deadline of 2 months to give sjcp exam also ,so please help me
in learning in the best way so i can get all the concepts to be a good programmer
When you start with learning Java, it's good to start simple - with a simple text editor such as Notepad. Compile your programs by hand from the command line, so that you learn how Java works, how to use the compiler and how to run programs.
When you know the basics, have a look at using an IDE. There are several very good and free IDEs for Java, for example NetBeans, Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA (that last one isn't completely free, but there's a free Community Edition).
Another thing: For the SCJP exam, you're expected to know how to use the compiler (and maybe other JDK tools) from the command line. So it's better to practice with a simple text editor and compile your programs from the command line if you're preparing for the SCJP.
You can brush up your skills fast and learn java if you can use Simple Notepad and direct compiling if you can solve the errors then you will be able to solve a lot many things.
Also you can refer book . Give it time to learn and you will surely make it to S C J P.