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Java and C++

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Ghostmasta, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Ghostmasta

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the programming world and I just wanted to know if someone can tell me what I need and where to get the stuff I need to begin programming in Java and C++. Thank you.
     
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    do you have any programming background?

    If you are totally new to programming it's advisable to start with a language more easy to pick up.

    I usually recommend javascript, it's powerful language and you already have a platform to ready run it (your browser).

    but hey! if you are really motivated to learn java and C++ forget what you just read, here are some great books for beginners for these two:

    C++ --> A tour of C++/The C++ programming language

    Java --> Head First Java
     
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  3. rodvan

    rodvan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are many E-Learning sources that you can easily find on Google. Just type keywords like:
    C++ Video Tutorials
    C++ Elearning
    Java E-Learning
    Java Video Courses
    and so on.
    You should follow @k0d3r recommendation. Javascript is way better because you can use it on your console. Also it can be compiled in Multiplatform applications and many mobile apps with Phonegap. So You should do HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I've never used C++ but Java and C# are extremely similar, with minor syntactical differences. make sure you understand OO concepts first. When you understand the programming language, the syntax will come easily. Also, learning C++ if you already know Java will be a piece of cake.

    As for resources, look up 'the new boston' on youtube for Java tutorials. He is good at explaining the basic concepts.
     
  5. Ghostmasta

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    Thanks for all the info guys, I appreciate it.
     
  6. thefixer

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    you can do c++ online..!! there are many websites for that... if you need guidance just PM me..i'll help you out..!! :)
     
  7. tony5555

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    Who can create good email parser?
     
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    Python would probably be a better starter language. Very english-esque, and pythonic logic is straightforward.
     
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    Python is less strict. Java and C++ both are very strict with their code, but there's things in java that would take you 40-50 lines of code, compared to python where it could be done in 6 lines of code. Rough example but accurate.
     
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    Java and C++ are both strongly typed languages that are used in very many different areas. Both are worth while learning. I personally favor Java over C++, but that means not much. What you should ask yourself is, what type of programs you want to create, since in different domains all the different languages have their strengths. For example, if you want to do code games for Windows I suppose you are much better off with C++ than Java. If you intend to write the back end side of enterprise applications you probably should chose Java.

    But - now comes the but - you definitively should consider learning also JavaScript. I don't talk about using a little jQuery on html pages, no I mean the real language, as in NodeJs. If you want to program web-centric applications you will not be able to avoid JavaScript. The language seems easy at the start, but the key factor to understand in javaScript are its implementation of OO (prototyping!) and the the functional aspects like closures and callbacks.

    Good luck!
     
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    Codecademy is an excellent online course. i Think they added java
     
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    yes, you can go with codeacademy too. That's a great online course. Couldn't agree more.

    http://www.codecademy.com/
     
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    begin with C programing, then continue with C++ and go for POSIX compliance. Java are basically similar, good luck
     
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    I would suggest you know concepts of OOP first, and then start learning Java. Others suggested nice and useful resources. My recommendation goes to Java, because I think it's more simple to learn than C++
     
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    Start using Java, it's easier. There are ton of video tutorials on YouTube to help you get started and they're all free.
     
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    Beginner? Start search around Khanacademy or Codeacademy, It offers a lot, I hope it will help
     
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    Learn C++ first as it is the language most university would teach first before going to Java.
    Even though Java is easier than C++, but the concept in C++ is important for you before you learn Java.
    You can search for the tutorials of C++ and Java on Google, there's a lot of them including these:
    cplusplus.com
    learncpp.com
    learnjavaonline.org
    oracle.com

    When you're stuck, relax and try to think the solutions.
    You can ask for help in a lot of websites such as stackoverflow.com
     
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    Are talking about him starting on C or the C language in general..