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Offline joey201

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« Posted 2013-03-13 19:44:43 »

Hello all and thank you for this forum. I would like to start learning the java language but I don't really know where to start. I'm looking an online tutorial, a book, pdf; that is directed towards game development.

Any suggestions will be really appreciated.
Offline deepthought
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-03-14 19:47:56 »

http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/ is pretty good

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Offline wreed12345

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-03-14 23:03:11 »

Check out the "sticky" thread in the newbie & debugging questions that is what it is for!

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Offline seismic
« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-03-15 07:00:16 »

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-03-15 16:29:40 »

You should not start off with tutorials specifically geared towards game development, as those usually already require a knowledge of basic OOP concepts and syntax.
Offline joey201

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-03-15 19:37:50 »

Thank you for the replies you all. At first I tried the java tutorials provided by oracle but I found their website confusing to navigate. I borrowed this book called Introduction to Java Programming from a friend of mine and I've found it really helpful. I've been constantly working the examples and exercises and think I'm getting the hang of it, though I'm only finishing chapter three so I still have a long way to go.

Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for the replies.
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-03-15 20:23:02 »

Thank you for the replies you all. At first I tried the java tutorials provided by oracle but I found their website confusing to navigate. I borrowed this book called Introduction to Java Programming from a friend of mine and I've found it really helpful. I've been constantly working the examples and exercises and think I'm getting the hang of it, though I'm only finishing chapter three so I still have a long way to go.

Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for the replies.
One of the biggest things I suggest for you to do is pace yourself. Don't try to learn it all in a week, its not going to happen! I've been coding for only around two years now and I still am learning new things everyday, and I constantly still have to Google things or look them up in books. Its not that I'm a bad programmer, its just I haven't been doing it for long! When I was learning, however, I made a lot of console games. I'd start one, and then scrap it a day later because it frustrated me. Don't worry if you seem like you can't finish any projects you start, I still barely do!
Just work at it everyday, but remember to code things that you enjoy. Don't just copy the book examples, make your own programs. I promise its one of the best ways to learn!

Good luck!

Offline joey201

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-03-16 01:21:56 »


One of the biggest things I suggest for you to do is pace yourself. Don't try to learn it all in a week, its not going to happen! I've been coding for only around two years now and I still am learning new things everyday, and I constantly still have to Google things or look them up in books. Its not that I'm a bad programmer, its just I haven't been doing it for long! When I was learning, however, I made a lot of console games. I'd start one, and then scrap it a day later because it frustrated me. Don't worry if you seem like you can't finish any projects you start, I still barely do!
Just work at it everyday, but remember to code things that you enjoy. Don't just copy the book examples, make your own programs. I promise its one of the best ways to learn!

Good luck!
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Suggestion noted, thank you.
Offline Axeman

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-03-16 02:04:23 »

Take a look at newbostons youtube tutorial. I know some people don't like him, but at least he sounds like a friend trying to explain something to you in the simplest possible way. Smiley It will take you through the basics.

http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=31

And no copy/pasting! Smiley Write all code yourself, that way you get the language into your fingers.
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