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    Hello guys.
    I decided to try and learn Java. I already know the basics of C and good Perl but i have no idea about Java. Never tried to learn before as well. So i basically know nothing about Java. I tried to surf and find out some general guidelines in the web but till now i only had to do with an editor and gcc, so i lost it somewhere when i read about the platforms needed to compile your code. Can anyone suggest me a guideline, a tutorial or a general path for someone who wants to learn Java? Especially under Linux?

    I hope i am not posting in the wrong directory, and i am sorry for bothering you with trivialities...

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    one of my favorite tutorials is Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners

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    I'm new to java as well, and I'm using this to learn: Stanford School of Engineering - Stanford Engineering Everywhere

    It's free courses from Stanford University in the US (so you know that it's good!). If you check it out, start with "Programming Methodology CS106a". It introduces Java and programming concepts.

    Good luck, and feel free to share any resources that you've found!

    Beefy

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    i have found these 2 pdfs:

    Java How to Program, 7th Edition (download torrent) - TPB
    Beginning.Programming.With.Java.For.Dummies.2nd.Ed ition (download torrent) - TPB

    but nothing concentrated just in one place. just scattered pieces of information...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geotri314 View Post
    i have found these 2 pdfs:

    Java How to Program, 7th Edition (download torrent) - TPB
    Beginning.Programming.With.Java.For.Dummies.2nd.Ed ition (download torrent) - TPB

    but nothing concentrated just in one place. just scattered pieces of information...
    Cool, although I'll be sticking with the "legal" resources for the time being ;)

    The resource I mentioned is (in my un-experienced opinion) very good, and the lecturer is a funny guy, so that's always a plus :)

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    knowledge is always legal... ;)

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    Don't forget the Sun tutorials because if you end up with a question about something and you ask it here and the answer is in the tutorials you'll usually simply be pointed to them.

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    May I suggest that you don't use one of these fancy IDEs when you start learning. Use Sun's command line tools that come with the JDK instead and your favourite editor. It can be a bit of a fight in the beginning but once you've learned how to handle the classpath variable and .jar files and then some you'll appreciate more what an IDE really does for you and even more important: you'll understand what you're doing (or have been doing and an IDE is doing for you under the hood).

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