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Basic java tutorial before OCPJP

Deepali Kakad
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Joined: Mar 08, 2013
Posts: 9
Dear friends, this is my first post on this site. I decided to appear for OCPJP exam in another two months of time. Before reading Kathy Sierra's book I would like to learn core JAVA properly. Is there any site which is simple to understand and has provided good examples for JAVA beginners. Actually, I know quite a lot about JAVA but when I still cannot code properly. So, writing small examples in Eclipse is my plan.

I have Googled and got some sites. But still if anyone of you knows better site please let me know the URL.

Many thanks in advance.

Best wishes for your exam.

See you around

Deepali
K. Tsang
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Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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Welcome to the Ranch.

What you mean by "learn core Java properly"? If you talking syntax and stuff the OCPJP will go beyond that. If you talking about the program structure then the Java Coding Convention is probably what you want to follow.

Preparing the OCPJP surely needs lots of practice. Try doing exercises in java text books or even code out those practice questions and verifying the output/error is also a great way to learn. The Ranch also has a programming section called Cattle Drive which you may want to try out.


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Mansukhdeep Thind
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Welcome to the forum. Have you read the book "Head First Java"?


~ Mansukh
Deepali Kakad
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 08, 2013
Posts: 9
Dear K. Tsang: Thank you for your reply.

1) I am not looking out for JAVA Code Convention. That one is later stage for me. But your link is important. I saved the PDF.
2) Yes, I want to try out small..small examples of JAVA so that I can get concepts of JAVA programming language.

K. Tsang: I did not find programming section. Hence, I did not find CATTLE DRIVE also. I have searched JavaRanch. Can you please give me the link directly?

Thank you in advance.

Deepali.
Deepali Kakad
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Joined: Mar 08, 2013
Posts: 9
Dear Mansukh, thank you.

I immediately downloaded HEAD FIRST JAVA PDF file by searching in Google. I am surprised to know that its written by same author Kathy and Bert. But the size of book made me worried as to when I can cover so many of pages!!! Hardwork! Hardwork!! Hardwork!!!
Nancy Avent
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Joined: Feb 23, 2013
Posts: 94
Head First Java is a nice book, I am personally like it.

My suggestion is that you write code (a lot of code) to learn Java properly. It will give you the depth and confidence.

Best of luck. Have fun while learning.
K. Tsang
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Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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Deepali Kakad wrote:Dear K. Tsang: Thank you for your reply.

1) I am not looking out for JAVA Code Convention. That one is later stage for me. But your link is important. I saved the PDF.
2) Yes, I want to try out small..small examples of JAVA so that I can get concepts of JAVA programming language.

K. Tsang: I did not find programming section. Hence, I did not find CATTLE DRIVE also. I have searched JavaRanch. Can you please give me the link directly?

Thank you in advance.

Deepali.


Cattle Drive can be found here. The Head First good is also a great book to practice with.
Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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Deepali Kakad wrote:I immediately downloaded HEAD FIRST JAVA PDF file by searching in Google. I am surprised to know that its written by same author Kathy and Bert. But the size of book made me worried as to when I can cover so many of pages!!! Hardwork! Hardwork!! Hardwork!!!

Did you pay for an official e-book version of Head First Java? If not, then you have an illegal copy. Note that writing the book was also hard work for the authors.


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