Norman Eisenstadt wrote:Thanks. I have zero programming experience. (I am experience with Linux and,Windows if that counts for something,though I doubt it). The problem with some tutorials was that they never explained some very elementary aspects: why they using punctuation,etc. You feel lost from the beginning...
Winston Gutkowski wrote:
My suggestion: THIS is one of my favourite webpages. Read it, digest it; and if you still think you want to learn programming in general, or Java in particular, pop back and ask more.
Greg Reeder wrote:A major part in beginning java, is learning the philosophy behind it, namely Object Oriented Programing. It took me a few months to get it. I started out with C#, but later moved on to Java a few months later. It finally clicked after reading: Thinking in Java:The definitive Introduction to Object Oriented Programming by Bruce Eckel. I feel that he, rather than teaching you pure java, he teaches you the philosophy behind what you are doing and why thereby teaching you java better than any other book I've read. Other than that, I Strongly recommend not just reading the book, but actively rewritting the program examples that are in the book. Furthermore, downloading the java documentation off the oracle website is a bit help.
Greg Reeder wrote:A major part in beginning java, is learning the philosophy behind it, namely Object Oriented Programing.
Yes. I have. I don’t like it.
Norman Eisenstadt wrote: . . . Do you have any strong opinions about the book offered free on line "Java: How to think like a computer scientist" ? . . .