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    Nancy Myers Guest

    What's the best way to learn Java?


    Can anyone recommend a method, CD, or training course that is a good way to
    get a quick, solid jumpstart on learning Java? I have programming experience
    with COBOL, PL1, SAS, Rexx Execs, TSO clists, ISPF Dialog Manager, HTML,
    and I had classes in C, UDB administration, and Oracle years ago.

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    Guest

    Re: What's the best way to learn Java?

    My 2 cents worth (and what works best for me)....

    I'm not familiar with many of the tools that you have experience with...but
    this is what I would do:
    1. Gain an OOP understanding. There are several books out there and a lot
    of people swear by Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java, which is available for
    free on the web.
    2. Buy a reference manual and go through Sun's documentation and tutorials.
    3. Throw yourself in the fire...come up with a project that can benefit
    either work or yourself, and have at it...
    - if you decide to buy any books, I prefer O'Reilly
    4. Once you feel as though you have a decent understanding of Java, pickup a
    book or two on Patterns.



    "Nancy Myers" <nmyers@cmc.net> wrote in message
    news:3aea3dc1$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Can anyone recommend a method, CD, or training course that is a good way

    to
    > get a quick, solid jumpstart on learning Java? I have programming

    experience
    > with COBOL, PL1, SAS, Rexx Execs, TSO clists, ISPF Dialog Manager, HTML,
    > and I had classes in C, UDB administration, and Oracle years ago.




  3. #3
    J B Guest

    Re: What's the best way to learn Java?


    Do some javascript, the syntax is the the same. I have written about 20 small
    java programs(classes) now, and none of them do anything I couldn't do in
    javascript. heh!

    Study OO.
    Understand methods, properties and events.
    Java is OO, very different from COBOL, HTML.
    I too love the O'Reilly books, I have many, the Java one I have is the Java
    Examples book, which is most excellent. I bought at 1/2 price bookstore for
    17$.

    Sun's Java ver. 2 build 1.3 is downloadable from www.sun.com. I use the Windows
    version on my Windows 2000 box. Lots of source code. The text files use ascii(10)
    instead of ascii(10) and ascii(13) together, so they can be hard to read.
    So just open them up in Wordpad, save, then open in Notepad. I wrote a Wscript
    file to convert the ascii(10) to a vbCrLf. Heresy to a java programmer but
    it helped me read the files quickly.

    Don't get intimidated by it, there is a ton of parts to it. And it is only
    version 2, so things are bound to change quite a bit over the next few years.


    having VB experience helped quite a bit as VB is Object Based.

    A class at work used UltraEdit-32 to write the code, but I use good ole notepad.

    Regards,
    J B

    <tony> wrote:
    >My 2 cents worth (and what works best for me)....
    >
    >I'm not familiar with many of the tools that you have experience with...but
    >this is what I would do:
    >1. Gain an OOP understanding. There are several books out there and a lot
    >of people swear by Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java, which is available for
    >free on the web.
    >2. Buy a reference manual and go through Sun's documentation and tutorials.
    >3. Throw yourself in the fire...come up with a project that can benefit
    >either work or yourself, and have at it...
    >- if you decide to buy any books, I prefer O'Reilly
    >4. Once you feel as though you have a decent understanding of Java, pickup

    a
    >book or two on Patterns.
    >
    >
    >
    >"Nancy Myers" <nmyers@cmc.net> wrote in message
    >news:3aea3dc1$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> Can anyone recommend a method, CD, or training course that is a good way

    >to
    >> get a quick, solid jumpstart on learning Java? I have programming

    >experience
    >> with COBOL, PL1, SAS, Rexx Execs, TSO clists, ISPF Dialog Manager, HTML,
    >> and I had classes in C, UDB administration, and Oracle years ago.

    >
    >



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