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Getting Started with Java

 
Kipp Planck
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Hello... I am new here, and I need to learn Java for my job. I am a database developer and have never touched Java. I dont know where to begin, I dont want to waste my time (which I have very little of) on meaningless things. Did not know if anyone could help me and point me in a direction to get me up to speed quick....

Thanks
Kipp
 
Raghavan Muthu
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Howdy Kipp Planck ,

Welcome to JavaRanch. That's great to see the interest.

You can start off with Sun's Java tutorials. You can see the link in my signature. It will be very crisp and interesting! Of course with examples and tests for each section and/or chapter!

Good luck
 
Kipp Planck
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Thanks! I appreciate that... I will check it out. Look forward to it.
 
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"TheEbookZoo", please check your private messages. You can see them by clicking My Private Messages.
 
Raghavan Muthu
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When I replied, his name was "Kipp Planck". I wonder what made him update to have a fictitious name!
[ April 10, 2008: Message edited by: Raghavan Muthu ]
 
Kipp Planck
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i dont know.. I apologize, I have alot of my usernames are that and I was just trying to keep consistant... that is all... Sorry for the issue.
 
Raghavan Muthu
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"Kipp",

Still it does NOT comply with the Ranch's naming policy, which strictly insists the people to have their first and last names separated by a space. The names should be *real*.

You have to update your display name accordingly!
 
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Head First Java is an excellent learning tool for beginners. Be sure to read some excerpts though. Some find the teaching style in this book distracting. But most find it very useful.
 
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