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Offline vyh

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« Posted 2012-04-29 14:04:52 »

Hello,
Sorry for very stupid question, but... I need learn Java and I found three places where I can learn, but who best? what your recommend and why?

First: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/ - Text
Second: http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=31 - Video
Third: http://www.mybringback.com/series/java-2/ - Video
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-04-29 14:14:52 »

What is your current experience? Are you an experienced programmer who just hasn't used Java before or are you looking to learn how to prgoram using Java?
Offline vyh

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-04-29 14:24:09 »

Looking to learn how to program with Java
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-04-29 14:48:10 »

If you can do offline resources many people like Head First Java. Although I have not worked with this book specifically, the Head First books I have used I have liked. They are not as dry as most books but are still rigorous enough to be useful.
Offline Gilbrilthor

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-04-29 15:23:28 »

I have also found that the textbook Starting out with Java: Early Objects if you are wanting a more rigorous book. It is readable, but also goes over some theory that many lighter programming books tend to gloss over.

Link to Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Out-Java-Objects-Edition/dp/0132164760
Link to Ebay(cheaper):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261009219851+

I'm just starting game programming, but I am working through a computer science degree, so if you have any questions about general java, I might can help. Good luck!
Offline SkyAphid
« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-04-29 20:08:42 »

I learned everything I know from thenewbostons YouTube videos. I'd go there. Very good and well explained, but not boring either.

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
Offline Axeman

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-04-29 20:34:40 »

I also started out with newboston tutorials. I belive it´s a great place to start out. Check it out. Smiley
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« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-05-02 15:35:38 »

I'd recommend Java Programming from the Ground Up. Quite lengthy (1000+ pages), but it covers a lot of material, well.
Offline DruLeeParsec

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-05-02 17:46:42 »

Bruce Eckel's book "Thinking In Java" is an excellent book which is available for free online here.


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« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-05-02 17:52:01 »

I wonder if anyone's up for updating the free version of Thinking In Java to more modern java idioms, like generics?  It's licensed CC-BY-SA, so putting it up on a wiki somewhere should be quite doable.
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« Reply #10 - Posted 2012-05-03 20:34:21 »

The Head First series of books got me through my Certified Web Component Developer exam. Download Eclipse, Netbeans or IntelliJ and start experimenting.

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