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How did you learn Java?

daniel cassidy
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This is quite a simple one, how did you start to learn java? and how did you get where you are today? what advice would you give to a greenhorn just starting out in java?
Abimaran Kugathasan
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daniel cassidy wrote:This is quite a simple one, how did you start to learn java? and how did you get where you are today? what advice would you give to a greenhorn just starting out in java?


First, learn by yourself with the basic book like Head First Java, and do the coding on your own.


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Campbell Ritchie
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If you search, you find threads like this one and this one.
Those might help your question.
fred rosenberger
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Same way I got to Carnegie Hall...Practice, practice, practice.


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Campbell Ritchie
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fred rosenberger wrote:Practice, practice, practice.
Oh, whenever I go to a concert hall it is a case of "how much do the tickets cost?"
marten kay
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I taught myself and I am now a pretty good programmer. I did both the Head First and Murach java books (and both JSP books), and the Joshua Bloch's book for background in more advanced topics. I also have some other specialised books on java and xml and ajax books and while useful less useful than the others. I also uses the forums, particularl javaranch, which have been invaluable.


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