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    hi All,

    I am new to Java. Please suggest from where should I start.
    What should be the sequence of learing java?
    Which tool I should use?

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    Go and get Java for Dummies 9-in-1 by Doug Lowe, and definitely (if you haven't already done so) take at least 3 semesters of Computer Science at the college level, or at the very least a class or tutorial on Object Oriented programming. Then, work on simple applications like outputting strings and basic IO. Read the Dummies Book, though. It's outstanding. It covers every aspect of Java, from Network programming to creating GUI in Swing. Good luck~ Java is definitely the love of my life!
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    Question: are you new to Programming or just Java. Either way, check out The Java™ Tutorials. That is where I got my real first start.

    If you are looking for projects, this is one of the best places to find a huge list of projects for any programmer and any language.

    http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/to...ct-ideas-list/

    Edit: Trust me, you do not need to take any computer science classes if you think you are computer savy enough to learn it yourself.
    My API:
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    cat > a.out || cat > main.class

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    Thanks Joel.
    Will this book work for console application or for webapplications(JSP + Servlets) if not can you suggest any good book or link for jsp and servlets too.

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    I know C,LISP,PHP but new to java. Know some basics of oops and theory about java objects,classes,interface,extends etc.

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    OK great! Yes, the Dummies book covers how to create .JSPs as well as servlets, applets, as well as console applications. It's a super-cinch to create GUI applications using Swing, too. Java avails itself very kindly to the developer.
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    I use this online text book. I like it because it has quizes at the end of each chapter, and after chapter 1 there are programming exercises as well. They get pretty complicated rather quickly. So, it should be good if you already have an idea on the basics.

    http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/index.html

    edited because i forgot to post the link!

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    online text book? Can you share the link so that I can have a look.

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    Yeah, sorry about that, i forgot to add the link. I edited my post with it.

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