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I have no experience with any programming languages and always worked in sales. I am reading "Programming with Java in 24 hours" by Sams and really like it. What would I need to do if I wanted to get a job in this field. Thank you for answering my question.
 
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Kevin,
Write a lot of programs. Practice makes fluency. If you can get a project in your current company, that would be helpful too.
 
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Also look for local java users groups, that will give you the opportunity to network with other programmers who may be able to give advice and contacts. Try this link to locate a group.
 
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1. Freelance work.
2. Contribution to open source projects.

But both of these would come a little later , after you build proficiency.
 
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In my view, learning the fundamentals and hands-on experience should go hand-in-hand. This approach will also keep you motivated.
 
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