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    malikmehmood Guest

    Want to learn Java

    Hi!

    I have 06+ years of experience in IT and developing the softwares using
    FoxPro, FoxBASE+, dBase, Cobol, VISUAL BASIC, SQL SERVER 7, MS ACCESS. As
    well worked with TRUE DBGRID, CRYSTAL REPORTS.

    I need some advice that how I can learn Java on my own as I can not take
    classes due to too much travel.

    If we need to use Java, what softwares we need to start Java Development
    environment and the application. Appreciate if anybody give me a detail
    reply and good book/ web sites.

    Regards,
    Malik




  2. #2
    Matthew Cromer Guest

    Re: Want to learn Java


    "malikmehmood" <system_analyst@netzero.net> wrote:
    >Hi!
    >
    >I have 06+ years of experience in IT and developing the softwares using
    >FoxPro, FoxBASE+, dBase, Cobol, VISUAL BASIC, SQL SERVER 7, MS ACCESS. As
    >well worked with TRUE DBGRID, CRYSTAL REPORTS.
    >
    >I need some advice that how I can learn Java on my own as I can not take
    >classes due to too much travel.
    >
    >If we need to use Java, what softwares we need to start Java Development
    >environment and the application. Appreciate if anybody give me a detail
    >reply and good book/ web sites.
    >
    >Regards,
    >Malik
    >
    >
    >


    Hi Malik.

    Here is an excerpt from an email I sent to someone looking to break into
    Java development.

    Here is Sun's java website:

    http://java.sun.com/



    Sun's Java developer homepage is at:

    http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/?frontpage-main

    The new to Java page is at:

    http://developer.java.sun.com/develo...ning/new2java/

    You can download the java development kits (JDKs) from:

    http://java.sun.com/products/

    I would recommend you download the JDK 1.3 standard edition for starter,
    along with the JDK 1.3 api documentation.



    You can download the Forte for Java from here:
    http://www.sun.com/forte/

    Forte is an IDE for Java that is free and works well. You do need a very
    powerful PC to use it, and should have a ton of RAM. Java programs in general
    require a lot of RAM.

    I'd recommend you have at least a 400 MHz PC to use Forte, and you need at
    least 192 MB or RAM or it will be slow and painful to use.

    It is much easier if you use Forte though because it will show you the lists
    of methods and properties as you type in your code. Without it you have
    to remember exact spelling (case sensitive!) to get the stuff to compile.

    There are other good IDEs for Java out there, but Forte is free and I like
    it best of those I've tried. Be aware it is complex and it will take you
    a long time to get really comfortable with it.


    You can download Oracle 8i personal edition from:

    http://otn.oracle.com/software/produ...ware_index.htm

    You will have to register with OTN, but this is free.

    Once you get 8i, you can set it up on your machine and use it as a database
    for your Java study! I'd definitely recommend you do this: most enterprise
    programming these days uses Oracle to store the data. Oracle knowledge is
    very valuable!




  3. #3
    Chad Guest

    Re: Want to learn Java


    Try the book "Teach Yourself JAVA in 24 Hours." You can download the JAVA
    SDK from Sun's website for free. The URL and instructions are in the book.
    This is all you need to have to write JAVA code.

    Good luck


    "malikmehmood" <system_analyst@netzero.net> wrote:
    >Hi!
    >
    >I have 06+ years of experience in IT and developing the softwares using
    >FoxPro, FoxBASE+, dBase, Cobol, VISUAL BASIC, SQL SERVER 7, MS ACCESS. As
    >well worked with TRUE DBGRID, CRYSTAL REPORTS.
    >
    >I need some advice that how I can learn Java on my own as I can not take
    >classes due to too much travel.
    >
    >If we need to use Java, what softwares we need to start Java Development
    >environment and the application. Appreciate if anybody give me a detail
    >reply and good book/ web sites.
    >
    >Regards,
    >Malik
    >
    >
    >



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