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ken wise
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I have been longing to study java now that i am here how do i get the lessons? please will i be assisted in assignment correction?? One last quest Is the service free???
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

Are you asking about the cattle drive? See also: About the Cattle Drive.
 
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Must i pay 200dollars before i can access the course and get assistance or be in the "java ranch College" or benefit from the training?
I am in Benin Republic West Africa and i can't do online transactions from here. Please put me through on what i should do to start my studies in my current situation.
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ken wise wrote:Please put me through on what i should do to start my studies in my current situation.


One options is to start with the Sun tutorial on Java... its free.

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/


However, keep in mind, that in order to obtain a degree (or even certifications), you will encounter requirements that are not free.

Henry
 
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You could try some books with exercises in. I know many people dislike the Deitel and Deitel style, but I like it and you can probably get a copy of the 6th edition for a reasonable price second-hand. I would advise against any older editions.
 
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Sun's Java tutorial that Henry points to is very good if you want to study yourself, and there are also lots of books about Java.

I hope you don't think that Java or JavaRanch is a kind of closed society where you have to pay $200 to be a member... in fact, the large and open community is one of the things that make Java fun to work with. Ofcourse asking questions in the forum here costs nothing, and there are a lot of people all over the world visiting the forums here and volunteering there time to answer your questions.
 
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