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  1. #1
    Sara Guest

    Not having a good time with java


    I recently(like two weeks ago)started taking an intro to java class. I am
    having a very hard time with it. My teacher doesn't bring it down to idiot
    level which is about where I am at right now. I learned visual basic with
    no problem so I do not understand why java is so difficult for me. Do you
    have any suggestions for books or other resources I could check out? I need
    something that is really for beginners that will explain why I am typing
    system.out or public class blah blah, not just telling me to do it just because.


    Thank you

  2. #2
    Bhupinder Guest

    Re: Not having a good time with java


    Here are a couple of sites that might help. Select "Java" from the menu on
    the left at these sites.

    http://www.1001tutorials.com/
    http://www.hot-oracle.com/

    These sites are also very good.
    http://java.about.com/cs/tutorialsb/index.htm
    http://www.programmersheaven.com/

    Also, do a search on www.google.com and www.yahoo.com for "java tutorial".

    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Mark Guest

    Re: Not having a good time with java


    Sara,

    Moving from Microsoft to open source is a significant paradigm shift. MS
    makes so many things transparent and often easy, relative to things in the
    java world. Java itself is a simple, elegant language. Leveraging java
    and related technologies to build solutions, however, can be far more intimidating
    to the inexperienced than walking through the wizard-like environments common
    with Microsoft tools, imho. As someone with considerable experience on both
    sides of the fence, I sometimes joke to myself that there is a conspiracy
    in the open source world aimed at keeping newbies out.

    Having said that, it sounds like you may be hung up on inexperience with
    OO programming as much as anything right now. VB is hardly object-oriented,
    and OO concepts alone may take a while to soak in for you if they are new
    to you. My advice is to just hang in there. Take small bites, and pester
    your teacher for good answers to good questions. The good news is that if
    you learn java, you can also quickly be up to speed on C#, another fine tool
    in your toolbag. The two languages are incredibly similar.

    Good luck,

    Mark

    "Sara" <java.@127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >
    >I recently(like two weeks ago)started taking an intro to java class. I

    am
    >having a very hard time with it. My teacher doesn't bring it down to idiot
    >level which is about where I am at right now. I learned visual basic with
    >no problem so I do not understand why java is so difficult for me. Do you
    >have any suggestions for books or other resources I could check out? I

    need
    >something that is really for beginners that will explain why I am typing
    >system.out or public class blah blah, not just telling me to do it just

    because.
    >
    >
    >Thank you



  4. #4
    Guest

    Re: Not having a good time with java


    The best book for newbie java programmers imho, is Beginning Java by Ivor
    Horton. It is by far the most explained and easiest to learn from Java book
    I have encountered. It is as close to a "Java for Dummies" book you can
    get, and still cover every facet of the language in detail.

    I imagine if you are taking this class in college, you are being forced to
    use the Deitel and Deitel book, which is very convoluted, jumps around from
    place to place, and is very vague in description and learning technique.
    That is what I had to use for both Java and Advanced Java in college. I
    missed enough from the both classes just from the poor learning materials,
    I bought the Beginning Java book and had a lot of my questions answered through
    self reading and study in that book.

    Give it a try. You will like the book.




    "Sara" <java.@127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >
    >I recently(like two weeks ago)started taking an intro to java class. I

    am
    >having a very hard time with it. My teacher doesn't bring it down to idiot
    >level which is about where I am at right now. I learned visual basic with
    >no problem so I do not understand why java is so difficult for me. Do you
    >have any suggestions for books or other resources I could check out? I

    need
    >something that is really for beginners that will explain why I am typing
    >system.out or public class blah blah, not just telling me to do it just

    because.
    >
    >
    >Thank you



  5. #5
    Dave Guest

    Re: Not having a good time with java


    "Sara" <java.@127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >
    >I recently(like two weeks ago)started taking an intro to java class. I

    am
    >having a very hard time with it. My teacher doesn't bring it down to idiot
    >level which is about where I am at right now. I learned visual basic with
    >no problem so I do not understand why java is so difficult for me. Do you
    >have any suggestions for books or other resources I could check out? I

    need
    >something that is really for beginners that will explain why I am typing
    >system.out or public class blah blah, not just telling me to do it just

    because.
    >
    >
    >Thank you



  6. #6
    Dave Guest

    Re: Not having a good time with java


    "Sara" <java.@127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >
    >I recently(like two weeks ago)started taking an intro to java class. I

    am
    >having a very hard time with it. My teacher doesn't bring it down to idiot
    >level which is about where I am at right now. I learned visual basic with
    >no problem so I do not understand why java is so difficult for me. Do you
    >have any suggestions for books or other resources I could check out? I

    need
    >something that is really for beginners that will explain why I am typing
    >system.out or public class blah blah, not just telling me to do it just

    because.
    >
    >
    >Thank you


    Try This:

    http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutor...ava/index.html

    I just started Java too!! This is a very very good place to start.


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