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    Default hi guys help me please . Learning from pdf is good or learning from book ?

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    Since you all are very good java professionals , i am asking this to you all guys .

    I am learning core java from pdf file , but i could not complete more that 4 pages per day , but i am practicing programs , but i am dead slow , and i am much worried about this guys ... so please help me in suggesting whether learning form pdf is best or learning from book is best ? ... ..thanks in advance guys , waiting for your valuable post guys

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    I prefer to read from old fashioned paper books but you can always print the .pdf files if you don't want to read from your computer screen ...

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    Honestly its all about preference. I like having the option of both if possible, but if its not I stick with a pdf. I can reference it any time I have my computer so I find it more convenient. Also being a new school reader I don't mind reading off of a computer screen. My computer desk also has two screen so I can have code on one side and the editor on the other.

    Now not everyone can do that, because of resources or preferences. You just have to find out which way is for you. There is no real better way for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    I prefer to read from old fashioned paper books but you can always print the .pdf files if you don't want to read from your computer screen ...

    kind regards,

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    hi JosAH , Thank you very much for your valuable reply JosAH ,

    Sure , today i am going to buy book near my house , and i will try learning from book , so we will see how it works for me in increasing my speed bro . :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark View Post
    Honestly its all about preference. I like having the option of both if possible, but if its not I stick with a pdf. I can reference it any time I have my computer so I find it more convenient. Also being a new school reader I don't mind reading off of a computer screen. My computer desk also has two screen so I can have code on one side and the editor on the other.

    Now not everyone can do that, because of resources or preferences. You just have to find out which way is for you. There is no real better way for everyone.
    Hi Dark , Thank you very much for your valuable reply Dark ,

    1. Can you please tell me "how many pages you will complete in a pdf per day " ?

    2. won't you feel bored when you look into the pdf for long time ? .......

    I have only one screen attached to my system bro . My system is near television and my father often watch TV , so that sound is distracting me and some times while learning i stay in a single line for long time, reading it again and again ... please suggest me some good way of learning from pdf bro ..thanks in advance :)

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    Thank you guys ,

    Now i am planning to read from both pdf and from book . from today i starting this , we will see how it works for me ... thank you very much for your help . have a nice day .

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    If at all possible, try to read in a quiet area, it may help you understand better. As to reading a line multiple times without understanding it, it may be helpful to take a quick break when that happens. Get up, walk around, get food or a drink, then return to reading.

    Also, make sure you practice by typing out code examples and do theexercises the book has(if there are any)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunde887 View Post
    If at all possible, try to read in a quiet area
    I second that advice; I can't read either with my mother in law babbling continuously at 1000 wpm (*) or more; it doesn't have to be silent but the noise has to be noise of my own choice; I don't want fast moving objects around me either, so little nieces and nephews bouncing around all the time should meet my rotating knives asap. Create your own environment (e.g. an old couch, your computer, piles of scribbling paper, your books etc.) and kick everybody out when you want to do some serious work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunde887 View Post
    If at all possible, try to read in a quiet area, it may help you understand better. As to reading a line multiple times without understanding it, it may be helpful to take a quick break when that happens. Get up, walk around, get food or a drink, then return to reading.

    Also, make sure you practice by typing out code examples and do theexercises the book has(if there are any)
    WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW amazing tip sunde887 ,

    yes sure i will follow as you said ... thank you

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    pdfs is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    I second that advice; I can't read either with my mother in law babbling continuously at 1000 wpm (*) or more; it doesn't have to be silent but the noise has to be noise of my own choice; I don't want fast moving objects around me either, so little nieces and nephews bouncing around all the time should meet my rotating knives asap. Create your own environment (e.g. an old couch, your computer, piles of scribbling paper, your books etc.) and kick everybody out when you want to do some serious work.

    kind regards,

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    (*) wpm == words per minute

    you are absolutely correct Jos ,
    i am planning to shift my system table to another room where there will be no noise at all .. .. thank you .

    Quote Originally Posted by umamahesh View Post
    pdfs is good
    thank you mahesh ,

    Yes , as you all said i am learning from both pdf and from book . :). Pdf when i am working out programs and book when i want to learn the concept :)

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    I prefer an old fashion book. I would go with a book, unless the pdf was a book. I have learned C, C++, Java, JSP, Perl, HTML, CSS, & JavaScript all from books.

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