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seun shote
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i am new to java programming,despite my desire to become a programmer soon i still dont know where to start. i have a teacher he is sun certified,but i still dont know wot to do
 
Nick George
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Joseph George's advice to a new programmer:

1. Get Java.
2. Get the Crimson Editor. (fancy editors are usless to you at this point)
3. Tool around until you know what you're doing. Find a project to work on, and plugg away at it. If you don't know how to do something you want to do, figure it out. keep plugging.


This game plan has worked pretty well for me, anyway.
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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Welcome to JavaRanch, seun shote!

To get started, I'd recommend you write 100+ small programs. I've found that the more I program, the better I get. This was especially true during my first couple of months of learning Java programming.

Here is a list of free on-line Java tutorials and books that I have found useful:
  • Sun's Java Tutorial
  • Introduction to Computer Science using Java by Bradley Kjell
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck
  • Dick Baldwin's Java Programming Tutorials
  • Interactive Programming In Java by Lynn Andrea Stein
  • Bruce Eckel's Thinking In Java
  • JavaRanch's own Campfire Stories
  • Allen B. Downey's How To Think Like A Computer Scientist
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