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Where to start learning Java

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I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be great.

Thank you,

Rick
Jul 17 '05 #1
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In article <pa***************************@optonline.net>,
Rick <ri******@optonline.net> wrote:
I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be great.


You could do a lot worse than to just go to java.sun.com and start
working through their tutorials. They're very good.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Rick <ri******@optonline.net> wrote in message news:<pa***************************@optonline.net> ...
I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be great.


When learning a new programming language, I always start with a good
book. In the case of Java, I highly recommend Java 2: The Complete
Reference.
http://tinyurl.com/29z92
Jul 17 '05 #3

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"Rick" <ri******@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:pa***************************@optonline.net.. .
I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be great.

Thank you,

Rick


I recommend "Thinking in JAVA 3rd Edition" www.BruceEckel.com
You'll get an extra cd rom with some excellent presentations. Helped me
enormously.

jAnO!
Jul 17 '05 #4

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Rick <ri******@optonline.net> wrote in message news:<pa***************************@optonline.net> ...
I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be great.

Thank you,

Rick


Maybe mootness, however, I have found the best way to quickly develop
skills with any new programming language is by reading the works of
others. Also, try modifying some simpler programs and exercising your
knowledge.

Maybe search http://www.jars.com/ ,
http://javaboutique.internet.com/javasource/ ,
http://www.free-applets.com/applets.html , etc.
find something you are already knowledgable about or interests you,
start trying to improve or fix code.

Tutorials and reference, of course, are invaluable, in hand.

Regards,

Mark A. Washburn
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Jul 17 '05 #5

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I second that. Spend some quality time with the tutorials.
java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial I'd read one through, follow the
instructions, then go back and read it again to make sure i understood it.
Worked pretty well for learning the basic syntax. Thinking in Java is a
great tool, too. Probably better from an object-oriented perspective.
http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ Freely downloadable.

Good luck!
Jeff

(p.s. don't be afraid to ask questions, as long as you've done due
diligence trying to figure it out ;)

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In article <pa***************************@optonline.net>,
Rick <ri******@optonline.net> wrote:
I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be
great.
You could do a lot worse than to just go to java.sun.com and start
working through their tutorials. They're very good.

Jul 17 '05 #6

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On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 07:11:48 +0000, fishfry wrote:
In article <pa***************************@optonline.net>,
Rick <ri******@optonline.net> wrote:
I know this is an open-ended question. But, can someone recommend a path
for learning Java. I have some minimal background in programming, C and
C++. Time constraints ony allow me a few hours in the evening to work on
this. Any recommendations on books, CBT or on-line training would be
great.


You could do a lot worse than to just go to java.sun.com and start working
through their tutorials. They're very good.


Thanks you for all your suggestions.

Rick
Jul 17 '05 #7

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