Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    noobappguy is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Rep Power

    Default How to learn programming beyond just copying syntax?

    I'm trying to learn Java programming and I'm watching Moderator edit: site name Java Training and I find myself following along with my Eclipse program open and just copying and typing out syntax with the instructor but a lot of the concepts are just brushed over so quickly that there is very little room for why, how, or what even. It's just "copy this copy that you want to put that in front of this..and now go do this here."

    And you're just following along typing out what you're told mindlessly and it truly feels like you aren't really learning anything. What should I be doing to truly learn it?

    My strategy right now is just push along and maybe I'll see something later on that makes it all click more. Maybe move on to the advanced Moderator edit: site name removed video. Then maybe come back and watch it again while looking stuff up online until my knowledge increases on it.

    I just want to get the most out of it and actually learn it. Thoughts?
    Last edited by DarrylBurke; 01-09-2013 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Removed spammy references

  2. #2
    DarrylBurke's Avatar
    DarrylBurke is offline Forum Police
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Madgaon, Goa, India
    Rep Power

    Default Re: How to learn programming beyond just copying syntax?

    Moved from New to Java and removed reference to commercial site.

    Cross posted: How to learn programming beyond just copying syntax? - Stack Overflow


    edit Another cross post:

    I'm locking this and the thread will be removed later. The member will also be reported as a spammer.

    Last edited by DarrylBurke; 01-09-2013 at 09:38 AM.
    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

  3. #3
    pbrockway2 is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    New Zealand
    Rep Power

Similar Threads

  1. android programming vs game programming using java
    By vgoel38 in forum Forum Lobby
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-08-2012, 12:11 AM
  2. How many hours a day to learn/programming
    By loveCatz in forum New To Java
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-27-2010, 03:33 AM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-09-2010, 01:47 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 11:57 PM
  5. learn java desktop database programming
    By scchia in forum JDBC
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-21-2008, 05:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts