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Teaching myself Java

Postposted on Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:49 pm

I've decided to start teaching myself Java. Does anyone have any links to some free tutorials that are any good? Also, if anyone has any book suggestions, please mention those too. I don't have a lot of programming experience, so I'm pretty much starting from scratch. Thanks for your time.
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Postposted on Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:40 am

I always scrounge around for the books on the second latest version of the language, because they always seem to go for $5 or so. In my experience most books are decent, but it's only in using the language consistently that you become an expert.
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Postposted on Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:14 am

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Postposted on Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:17 pm

Thanks a bunch guys. :)
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Postposted on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:28 am

On the same topic...is there a stripped version of the compiler somewhere for download? The tutorial does say that you should download the JRK from Sun which is 100mb++.
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Postposted on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:24 pm

http://sep.stanford.edu/sep/jon/family/jos/oop/oop1.htm

That's a good place to start if you're not too hot on Object-Orientated Philosophy. Talks about it metaphorically wrt novel writers...

As for books, "Big Java" isn't bad, but it is a bit thick... Very thorough and some useful background stuff as well I suppose... I'll dig out the ISBN when I get back to uni at some point...

Hope that helps, any questions, you know where we are :-D,
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Postposted on Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:05 am

Thanks, the tutorial is one of the best that I have seen so far on the subject.
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