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    Default Re: where do i begin ..java?

    Buy a book and start reading =)

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    Hello World is always a good place :)

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    See the book recommendations link in my signature.
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    Default Re: where do i begin ..java?

    Sunde did a bunch of good work reviewing some books he has read. In fact I used Head First Java after hearing Sunde talk about it. It is a fantastic book, available on both paper and electronic media.

    However if you don't want, or have the money, to buy the book then the Oracle tutorials are fantastic.
    Trail: Learning the Java Language (The Java™ Tutorials)
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    There are some great tutorials on youtube... try the NewBoston series. He covers so much starting from scratch and you can just pause the vids as you try his examples. Also, you should download a development environment... I use Eclipse but you can use netbeans etc. Just google these names and you'll find one to use.

    Have fun!

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    @Atia's suggestion to download a development environment.

    I completely disagree. Development environments shield you from the messy inner workings of the beast. Coding in notepad/notepad++ and compiling through the CMD prompt will give you the raw data. What is the benefit to seeing the messy stuff? Well you actually LEARN what magic happens behind the scenes of an IDE which will help you learn much faster. You also won't be tempted to try and use the helping tools each IDE provides which will hamper your learning process.
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    The java life rap is a good source of knowledge!

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    Default Re: where do i begin ..java?

    hey thanks for all the reply..

    a nice positive start which is exactly what i needed

    i am going to take a look at the "head first" book now .. and let me see what i should download to set my pc for a java code compilation ...

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    Do not use an IDE, I promise you will benefit more from doing all coding and compiling by hand.
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    Default Re: where do i begin ..java?

    i had a little experience with jcreator le.. when i was reading dummies guide... a bit too complicated for me ..

    thanks again.. must start with some sample code tommorow ..

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