This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Zachary Karamanlis wrote:Hi, I just finished my AP java class and I want to expand my knowledge of java beyond that of my high school class. Where can I go to learn more beyond the basics?
Do you have this book? If not, get it, and give it a read. It is, bar none, the best "why to" book I've ever read - about any language. It's also arranged in topics, so you don't have to read it cover-to-cover.
As for "exercises", my advice would be to think of a project that interests you, and give it a crack. Try not to take on too much, but you might want to add a few wrinkles such as web pages or database access that'll help you to work out how things link together. Alternatively, there's Project Euler - although the problems are mathematically oriented (they get gradually more difficult as you go through) - or our very own Cattle Drive.
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I'm trying to not buy anything until my part time job starts. Once that does I think i'll buy it, but do you know of any free alternatives?
About "exercises", what really interests me is programming games, but before I start making games in java I want to make sure I have a strong understanding of the language(plus, I don't know how to make GUI's yet). Do you know where I can find some general exercises, or any projects I can get involved in?