I am making Youtube videos for Java beginners. One person doesn't know anything about computers, but she understood my first tutorial. I need people to give me feedback on how accurate my videos are, related to Java. I am not asking Javaranch users to review, rate, etc my video. I am only asking to be clear, accurate, and correct to the people who are trying to learn Java through my videos. I am making a series of videos of step-by-step instructions on how to install the JDK, start programming, using the API, and more. I need people telling me what mistakes I am making in my information to Java learners. If I am giving them bad information, I want to know. Based on user's comments, I will remake the video to be accurate. You can send me a message here on Javaranch or youtube, post a comment here, post a comment on my Youtube channel, or post a comment on my video that you are critiquing. I will post the links to the youtube videos here.
My youtube name is : "cc11rocks".
Some of the Java programming Youtube videos that I have is :
Part 1 (Installing JDK and Hello World program) : Redone. Look below...
Part 2 (Introduction to methods) : Redone. Look below...
Part 3 (Introduction to the Java API Constructors and Methods) : Redone. Look below...
I will make a new post when more videos have been posted...
“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.” (Mosher's Law of Software Engineering)
“If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.” (Edsger Dijkstra)
Hello John Price,
I know that you clearly said that you ask us to review or rate your videos, but i can't help it.
* Im in 1min 20 to your first video and already I am annoyed by your "amm... ummm". Looks like you haven't prepared enough and doing it on the fly.
* I don't like the way you have recorded your sound, I mean, keyboard & mouse clicks shouldn't be hearable.
* Why do you start with Notepad++? What's that about?
I really like that you have heart and will to help a fellow person out. But it feels that you need to gain some "videoteachingexperience" before landing on such hard topic like programming.
Thats just me mate, I don't mean to offend you in any way.
I said I don't want people here to comment and rate because I am not advertising. I don't want to break coderanch's rules. They are splendid and I try to hold to them. I wouldn't mind if you comment. I wouldn't mind if you rate. In fact, I would like it very much. That is not the main objective of this post. I agree with you that I pretty much suck at making videos. And yes, I did do it on the fly :P. Notepad++...I like it because it has syntax highlighting and is easy to use. I just think it's a tool beginning Java programmers should use as I started out with Notepad (from Microsoft). I think if they integrate themselves sooner, they will be better off...If you would like, post specific things I can do to make it better. If I feel I have a substantial amount of information or that I can make it a lot better, I would not mind remaking the video at all. I see your comments as constructive criticism. We all hate it, but need it. I am not offended and I am glad you watched it and posted your comments. I don't think the other ones are as bad as the first and I directly tried to stay away from the filler "words" (sounds). I noticed it while I was making the video.
Thanks for your comment,
EDIT : I also like Notepad++ because it isn't an IDE. I hate IDEs...
First video redone :
How to install and set up the JDK, Live Demo (Java Programming Part 1) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up5IWhE__Vo Info :
Length - 4:20
Description - This is a simple and effective tutorial on how to install and set up the JDK. It is a live demonstration, leaving no steps out. This tutorial tells you how to set up your classpath, as well as to know if you have the JRE & JDK installed and set up properly. This is the first video in cc11rocks's Java Programming tutorials. This video has been redone many times by me to ensure you get the greatest quality and clearness in the smallest amount of time possible. Enjoy!
Second video redone :
Hello world & Intro to Methods (Java programming Part 2) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnjgZlfPrKo Info :
Length - 6:13
Description - This is a simple and effective tutorial on how to create your first Java program named "HelloWorld". You will also learn the basics of methods. It is a live demonstration, leaving no steps out. It is fully explained. This is the second video in cc11rocks's Java Programming tutorials. This video has been redone many times by me to ensure you get the greatest quality and clearness in the smallest amount of time possible. Enjoy!
Length - 4:52
Description - This is a simple and effective tutorial on how to use the Java API. It is a live demonstration, leaving no steps out. This tutorial tells you how to decode the seemingly complicated Java API and also shows you an example of using a constructor and a method in the Java API. This is the third video in cc11rocks's Java Programming tutorials. This video has been redone many times by me to ensure you get the greatest quality and clearness in the smallest amount of time possible. Enjoy!