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    Default I'm new in this programming field

    I need help In the whole of Java understanding java and it's syntax

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    Default Re: I'm new in this programming field

    The best place to start is with the official Java Tutorials

    https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/

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    Default Re: I'm new in this programming field

    Quote Originally Posted by trcooke View Post
    The best place to start is with the official Java Tutorials

    https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/
    Don't agree with that statement. The order of "best" for me is in order of success rate:

    1. go to school
    2. follow specific courses
    3. learn from a good book
    4. use the internet

    The tutorials are the best place to start if you don't want to spend a penny on your own education. There is nothing more expensive than something that is free.
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    I suggest you need to follow Basic Java Tutorials regularly and then move to some advance Topics, assuming you have some background of any other programming language otherwise if you want to learn then you may need to follow Tutor
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    Default Re: I'm new in this programming field

    I agree with gimbal, especially part 3 and 4. I started from books that I've downloaded.
    first reading the (extensive) explanations, making notes about it so that I can look back on the keyparts and help understand it.
    then look up on the internet what I still don't get.
    doing it like this can get you there.

    but even then I can tell you that having a teacher would be so much more helpful.
    even with video's and tutorials online, having someone that knows how far along you are and that can look over your code to help improve it or find your mistakes would have saved me hours and hours of frustration.

    as for where you can get those books, I highly doubt admins would appreciate me pointing out ways to get books on programming without buying them ^^ so figure that out yourself :)

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    Default Re: I'm new in this programming field

    A minor correction on my own statement: all bets are off if you already know (object oriented) programming and are only learning the Java language, then the tutorials are probably more than fine.

    I make the rather rash assumption that if you have to ask, you are new to programming entirely. And then I stand 100% behind my earlier statement.
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    Default Re: I'm new in this programming field

    Well, I prefer books first, and I use the tutorials for those items which are not covered in most books. Actually, if one looks into the classes like JTable, and JTree, a book could easily speed hundreds of pages covering the subtleties of the models, editors, and all the associated listeners of such classes. And I have yet to find a book which provides any in depth discussion of the various UI or LAF classes. My limited knowledge of the latter is looking at the source code and reading whatever articles I can find on the subject.

    A good set of books on just using the API could be tens of volumes. I would think Oracle would have something like that for their own developers.

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