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Java for the Beginer - Need Your Advice

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by Victoria Seo, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Victoria Seo

    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    Hello, fellow BHW memebr, I want to study Java and wonder what is better to start from. I'd be grateful for your advice: what books or videos are the best to at least quickly study the basics
     
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    geniusgullu Junior Member

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    Java or JavaScript?

    If Java then HeadsFirst Java Second Edition book is good.
     
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  3. Victoria Seo

    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    Java)
     
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    SahL Elite Member

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    Book : Read Java - Complete Reference

    Videos : Bucky is your man -

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    use Netbeans IDE to compile , run programs.

    my 2 cents :p
     
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  6. GimmeMoney

    GimmeMoney Regular Member

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    I second the recommendation for the Java Headfirst book. It's very beginner friendly.
     
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    Nick1 Junior Member

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    I actually like the "Teach yourself X language in 21 days" series

    Don't know how they do in Java, but I used them for C++ in an introductory uni course, and it was a very fine,cheap,bang for your bucks replacement in lieu of a real textbook and they start from zero...
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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  9. Victoria Seo

    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    Thank you, everybody who answered - I'll start studiing the boooks, and one more question - what best to use to copile? waht software I need to install to start working woth Java and what would you recommend?
     
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    t0m3313 Regular Member

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    I can recommend that too. As said, very beginner friendly, easy to read and what you read will definitely stick in your head. It´s written to activate your brain and to get the knowledge into it without learning real hard ;)

    You don´t need to install any software besides the JAVA JRE you can download on
    Code:
    ]www.java.com/getjava/
    or search for it in google if that doesn´t work ;)

    Of course you can use a programming environment with Java to ease things a lot. I am using eclipse and like it. You can download it here:
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    http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
    There are lot of other environments, but I never tried another as I never had any problems with it :)
     
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  11. codingmachine94

    codingmachine94 Newbie

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    Search (Java For Beginners) & Also try Oracle Site for Complete Refrence
     
  12. Crase

    Crase Registered Member

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    BUCKY is definetly your man! Video tutorials with an entertaining instructor is the way to go if your gonna learn something like Java
     
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    rahls Registered Member

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    My vote is also for Head First Java.

    You can download Eclipse IDE for coding in java. Its a good tool to have for programming.
     
  14. inplainview

    inplainview Newbie

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    Hello,

    In my view the easiest way to learn any programming language is from examples and tutorials.
     
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    deMiracles Registered Member

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    Head First Java is a Good One to Start , its fun :D
     
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    I read few headfirst and actually i don't like them much. Too much images. I would recommend you watch lynda.com course on java. Only 5 or 6 hours but cover the basic of java. You can get it free too.
     
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    pro?po:coil Newbie

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    HeadsFirst Java Second Edition the best book out there! and then take headfirst design patterns you won't regret it!