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Tim Walsh
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Hi guys i just recently started a IT course and it has alot of java programming, what do guys recommend i do in my own time to get ahead/better at java?
 
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Code, and code, and code, and code some more.
 
Tim Walsh
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Ok cool thanks any good books you recommend? or should i just be doing stuff like, adding more work to some of the codes i have already done and constantly adding new things to it in order to see the effect each new bit of code i add does?
 
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Head First Java is a popular choice of book. But when it comes down to it, practice, practice, practice. Only writing lots of code will teach you how to code.
 
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And work through the Java tutorials: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/. Many of the tutorials come with example code, and I find it's a useful exercise to take that code, run it, and then modify it to do something slightly, or completely, different. This gives you the opportunity to code, code, and code.
 
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Ok thanks for your help guys
 
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