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    Default Definitely New To Java

    Hi guys :)

    Nice to know that an online community out there is into Java. I want to learn Android and the book and tutorials i'm viewing suggested me to learn Java first so i'm here. Currently following the book Head First Java second edition and i found the book very very helpful. I just have concern on my speed of grasping and learning because i found myself v e r y s l o w in grasping the ideas. I'm on chapter 3 already but there are many instances that I really need to squeeze my brain out :) - (i don't have programming background yet). Just paused in following the book to post on this forum. I guess it is still a long road but Im determined to learn java to proceed to Android. Saw some youtube java tutorials and am planning to view them also. Currently I'm using eclipse. Hi to all of you and hope i can receive replies on tips or suggestions so that my road in learning java will be smoother and faster.

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    The speed is more or less important in learning Java. You should understand what you are learning, you could read 3 chapters a day but if you don't know what you just read then you didn't accomplish anything. Not everyone learns at the same pace.

    I suggest learning in a quiet place where there are few distractions; I often like to play some music for background noise. Other things that help me are writing what I've learned down, like taking notes. It helps stimulate your mind further and repetition is a great tool for learning. I often review my notes every once in a while so I can see everything again, I always remember about something that I had forgotten.
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    Hi Dark,

    Thank you very much for the reply. I agree to the points that you said. By the way It took me more than a week to read 3 chapters and I still didn't totally grasp everything in those pages. Your suggestions are important and will help my reading more effective. Glad to receive feedback like you gave.

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    Its alright, in the first 3 chapters of the book its a bit of accepting the things you haven't learned yet. If you ever have something you don't understand feel free to post, I have made more theory question posts here than code posts.
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    Learning program is challenging when you begin(and even when you are more experienced), just take your time. It will get easier in time. How many hours do you reading in a sitting? A book I'm currently reading(Godel,Escher, Bach, an eternal golden braid), and it usually takes me a solid 7 hours a chapter, sometimes more. Worry most about understanding the content.

    These video tutorials may be helpful: TheNewBoston – Free Educational Video Tutorials on Computer Programming and More! Java

    Head First Java is a great place to start. The link in my sig has some other books you may find interesting.

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    Thanks again Dark. We'll do.

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    Welcome to forum!

    Rather spending too long on reading materials my suggestion is to practice them a lot. So think about a simple application and try to develop it step by step. For example think about the pick-up the location you were and record them in a database. Then you can cover lots of basis. Then think to advance on database and so on. That type of workout really make sense to you.

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    Thanks for replying Sunde887. I'm looking forward for it to get easier :) ... I normally read 1-3 hours and would take a break and be back to it again. I guess i need to spend more time and focus. Yep i saw tutorials of TheNewBoston and will be viewing them while i advance in reading the book. I cannot access the the link on you sign. as it says i don't have permission yet?!. Anyways your feedback helps alot sunde887. Cheers :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Welcome to forum!

    Rather spending too long on reading materials my suggestion is to practice them a lot. So think about a simple application and try to develop it step by step. For example think about the pick-up the location you were and record them in a database. Then you can cover lots of basis. Then think to advance on database and so on. That type of workout really make sense to you.
    Eranga, i think that's a better approach. I'll be checking my resource so that i can be guided that way. Thanks

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