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How to learn java

Srinivas Palam
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I wanted to learn java, Please let me know, where to start.
Christophe Verré
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You've come to the right place What about starting reading some books ? You'll find some recommended books at the Bunkhouse.


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Jesper de Jong
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

See our JavaBeginnersFaq. Sun's Java Tutorials are a great place to start learning Java.


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Rob Spoor
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Head First Java is a good book for starting programmers.


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marc weber
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Do you have a Java Development Kit (JDK) installed and running? That is, have you successfully compiled and run a "Hello World" program yet?


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Lalit Mehra
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hey buddy ... welcome to javaRanch ...

you are at the best place on the WWW to learn java ...

just need a few more books to start learning ... as i don't think you can sit in front of the laptop all the time ...

just to start with do purchase Head 1st JAVA.

and don't forget to download the JDK as Mr. Weber said .


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venkat mani
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Joined: Jun 23, 2010
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hi dude.... For the beginners you just go through Java2 complete reference and also Check with w3cschool website for anything
Lalit Mehra
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venkat mani wrote:hi dude.... For the beginners you just go through Java2 complete reference and also Check with w3cschool website for anything


not a good idea i would say ... it's a reference actually ... even i read it when i began but felt immense need to learn from other sources ... the book is for those who already are ace in java.
 
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