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    ok im really new to this and im taking online courses so its kinda wierd seeing as how theres no teachers to give me hands on exp. so i was just wondering some basics of this because i dont have ne clue whatsoever.

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    A few tips spring to mind:

    Post specific questions. Usually this will take the form of posting the code you have written and describing the behaviour that occurs when you compile and run it (compiler messages, runtime error messages or unexpected runtime behaviour).

    In general compiler and error messages should be copied and posted exactly and entirely. That way people can explain what they mean if their meaning is obscure.

    If you are completely stuck on how to attempt some work you have been set - or if you cannot even understand what the instructions mean - post the instructions exactly as you've been given them.

    This isn't a code writing service - and I'm sure you aren't expecting that. So once you understand what the work you have been assigned means the help you will receive will likely be along the lines of "work out the steps your code needs to perform and express them precisely in English" (or whatever your language is). Only when you know and can express precisely what you intend your code should do (step by step) should you start writing it.

    Take the time to write complete and precise sentences. And eschew abbeviations an ne sms n ur post. There are a couple of reasons for this: you want help and you'll get the best reaction from those who believe you are serious and professional. They have only your post to go on in making this judgement. Also forums like this attract folk from all over the world many of whom don't have English as their first language. Make it as easy for them to help you as possible.

    If your question is by its nature general ("What's a class?" "How do I make a jar file?") you will quite often receive little more than a link in reply. Do follow the links as they often lead to information that is more comprehensive and detailed than can possibly be posted here. If reading the content of a link you find some point you don't understand then you have the basis on which to make your question more precise.

    Good luck with your studies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cw3bb View Post
    ok im really new to this and im taking online courses so its kinda wierd seeing as how theres no teachers to give me hands on exp. so i was just wondering some basics of this because i dont have ne clue whatsoever.
    And also if you can spend some times with the Suns' tutorial. It's really useful to learn a lot in much better way.

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    Start with the youtube channel thenewboston

    there are 45 tutorials, so take your time, and one tip would be to actually do the coding, practice problem solving.

    When your done search for Eclipse tutorials for total beginners by Mark Dexter.

    Try the book by Daniel Liang - Introduction to java programming 7/E

    hope this helps.

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