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Peter Gray
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 05, 2013
Posts: 4
Hey Guys and Gals,

New to java and been looking around here for the last week. Hoping for a little help and any would be very much appreciated.

I'm learning Java through the Head First 2nd Edition for work (guy in work gave it to me). About half way through and enjoying it.

Just wondering what is not needed from this book anymore i.e. Serialization with regards to the Java 7 exam or not relevant anymore due to newer versions of Java? I will be buying the Java 7 books in a few months to study for the exam.

Also, are there any external exercises/projects that people would recommend to help with the learning curve.

I hope to be starting a dev project soon and looking to get up the curve as quick as possible. At the moment, I am putting in about 6/7 hours a day learning/studying Java.


Thanks,

Pete
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Welcome to the Ranch

I suggest you go through this forum and search for things like Java project, next stage, etc., because lots of people ask that sort of question. Try here, here here, here, and see whether any of those help.
Peter Gray
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 05, 2013
Posts: 4
Hi Campbell,

Thanks for that.

Will buy those books when fin Head first so.

Just out of curiousity, what do you think of Macs for coding?
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Go through the Ranch and we have some book review pages.
I have never tried a Mac, but there should in theory be no difference, other than the usual differences between operating systems one always sees.
 
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