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How much of OOP concepts needed to Learn Java?

 
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how much of OO concepts is really needed to get grounding in to java, some books like the object oriented design by Gooch is bit too much of design stuff and much more than i need i think.

will it be enough if i start with Beginning Java by Ivor without having much prior knowledge of OO depth.

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You don't need to understand OO to start, but you will learn a lot of OO concepts as you progress.
 
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Hi, welcome to the ranch!

I'd say the more OO the merrier. It's counter productive to first learn to write Java like C and then add OO later. OO is not deep magic; you can learn it gradually from the first day you write code.

Look into the Head First books and Bruce Eckell's Thinking In Java; I think they both introduce OO along with Java in good ways.
 
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To add to what already has been said: you don't really need to learn any OO to learn Java - you can write pure procedural code in Java.

Like Stan, I wouldn't recommend it, though.
 
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I didn't mean to imply that it is not necessary to learn OO, just that it is not necessary to know OO before learning Java.
 
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