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Hi, (to whoever reads this)
I am an absolute greenhorn(to the core). I have decided to do a course in Java, and take up the Programmer Certification Test at the end of it, of course. I do have a background in programming,...have done Unix, C, and Oracle....but that was some time ago. Now my query is, is it a pre-requisite to know C++ or is it that one must have a general understanding of OOP concepts. If the latter, where could I get the information regarding the same. If anyone could suggest some good books or some good sites,....as a course in C++ would burn a hole in my pocket (the Java Course is doing that, anyway:-)).
Thanx a ton...
Rebecca
 
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well c++ is not required for any programming language but it will help you understand OOP better but the book I'd recommend is Thinking in Java. It is free and can be viewed at your computer at www.BruceEckel.com but if you want a book version you can get it for 40 dollars at your local book store. It reccomends that you have some type of programming experience. C should enough as long as you know the basics. The first chapter in Thinking in Java should bring you up with OOP. I think it won an award from Sun for best java book or something close to that.
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I'd suggest you check out Java Ranch's certification page and follow the steps there, especially step 2. (It worked for me!)
John
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Thank You, John. Will keep you posted on my progress

Originally posted by John Wetherbie:
I'd suggest you check out Java Ranch's certification page and follow the steps there, especially step 2. (It worked for me!)
John
[This message has been edited by John Wetherbie (edited November 25, 2000).]


 
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Thank You, Brett. Will keep you posted on my progress.
I suppose with beginners, the brilliance will be limited...but it should brighten with practice. Right?

Originally posted by Brett Knapik:
well c++ is not required for any programming language but it will help you understand OOP better but the book I'd recommend is Thinking in Java. It is free and can be viewed at your computer at www.BruceEckel.com but if you want a book version you can get it for 40 dollars at your local book store. It reccomends that you have some type of programming experience. C should enough as long as you know the basics. The first chapter in Thinking in Java should bring you up with OOP. I think it won an award from Sun for best java book or something close to that.


 
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That right rebecca, soon you will understand the basics. If you ever get stuck just look for people at javaranch.
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You bet, Brett, I'll do that. Javaranch.com is amazing, and maybe the best thing thats happened to me....as far as java's concerned.
 
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Also if you're looking for some good books check out The Bunkhouse here at Javaranch! Good Luck!
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