New to Java Forums and New to Java: Hi!
Hi, I'm Gabrielle. I've been in tech support for 10 years and do enjoy writing fairly basic HTML. But I recently got a G1 and want to learn to write programs for it.
Thus my foray into Java (and eventually XML).
I have Eclipse, but just following the tutorials and that left me boggled still. I need to know the why's of the codes I'm putting in. HTML was a boggle to me when I looked at source code until I learned what the tags meant.
So, I had my husband go to the library and find me some books. He got what I think is a good one (by the same folks whose book taught me HTML in 3 days). So, with this book, I'm using just a plain text editor (SuperNotetab).
After some initial frustration, I did get my first little thing to work, the example from Chapter 1 in the book.
But I did hit an error and I'm hitting them again. The book can't help you when you get an error. So I google. And I try the things I find when I google, but I still get an error, so I followed this link from Google and sign up.
I hope I'll be able to find some patient coaches out there who'll help me figure out what I did or didn't do when I stumbled, so that I can *understand* what's going on with this code and work it out.
Welcome. I hope you find programming interesting.
I have eclipse also.
I don't use it. I use notepad and the console (Windows).
The eclipse tutorials are mind boggling. They use simple
java concepts as a basis for presenting features of eclipse.
They're eclipse tutorials, not java tutorials. Don't let the
java context confuse you, don't look to these tutorials
as a means to learn java.