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Brandon Hine
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Hi, I've finished a beginners book, head first java, on java a while ago. I am going to start to get more hands on. I want to start reading the libraries and really make my examples out of methods learned from these libraries. The question is should there be any special order I take on learning the library?

Should I learn some libraries first, second, or third? Is there some I should avoid?
 
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Java is a huge spectrum of APIs for various niches. You got desktop, server side, mobile, web and many more. What do you plan to work in?
It would be logical to start off with that line.
 
Brandon Hine
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Java is a huge spectrum of APIs for various niches. You got desktop, server side, mobile, web and many more. What do you plan to work in?
It would be logical to start off with that line.


Desktop to start off. I see myself making a website & hosting it myself. Is there an order; one that will really be in sync.
 
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The core of Java's library is in the java.lang and java.util packages. I'd study those first. For example, the collection classes in java.util are very important and you're very likely to use them in any kind of program.

You learn most just by using the libraries. Have a look at Sun's Java Tutorials, there are a lot of tutorials on different subjects.
 
Brandon Hine
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ok thanks a lot.
 
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Don't try learning them off by heart. You will never remember 1000000 methods . . .
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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