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Greg Ferguson
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Joined: Jun 04, 2012
Posts: 34
Hello all,

I didn't know where to put this since I don't have any specific questions. Although I've dabbled with Java over ten years ago, I'm still new to programming; I am eager to learn everything I can about it. I do find it interesting that the book (Just Java 2 - 6th Ed.) used for the course I'm taking was published in 2004. I guess a lot of coding back then still holds true today.

Anyway, I really enjoy learning to program and I hope to use my knowledge to create ... well ... any program I want, but more specifically I want to create apps for Android phones and tablets. Java looks like it can get complicated and confusing past the beginner stage so I will definitely be asking questions on this forum about things I don't understand.

This is one of the greatest forums I never knew about but wish I had!

Thanks in advance for your future help.
Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2968

Welcome to JavaRanch! Glad you finally found your way here.

Yes, a lot of what makes Java great was already in place by JDK 1.5, which is the version covered in Just Java 2, 6th Ed. If I were teaching the class, I might have opted for new text, but really JDK 1.6 didn't add all that much new stuff for elementary level programing. Where are you taking the course? Online or live?
Greg Ferguson
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Joined: Jun 04, 2012
Posts: 34
Thanks Greg!

I am actually currently taking two courses online -- Beginner Java and Intro to C++.
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