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What are best ways to Learn Programming?
 
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Jason Smit wrote:What are best ways to Learn Programming?


read books, stay on forum, practice, practice and practice
 
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The same way you get to Carnegie Hall...Practice, practice, practice.
 
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I should have been more specific. I wanted tips. Or techniques to learn programming. But google showed me some answers...
http://www.cprogramming.com/how_to_learn_to_program.html

I am reading this ePub called Java All-in-One for Dummies - 3rd Editions, but I find it a little complex to grasp.

Are there easier books to read? I read this book and I enjoyed it:
Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies

 
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I always found the Core Java series of books very useful - see here : http://www.horstmann.com/corejava.html
 
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The best way to learn Programming is to love and practice it. If you have Issues, come here and we'll guide you through what we can.
 
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Jason Smit wrote:
Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies



Head First Java!
You got to check out the Bunkhouse for lot of books and reviews.
 
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The Dummies book is good for learning Java™ syntax, but unfortunately (at least in the edition I have) barely seems to scratch the surface of object-orientation.
 
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Start with Head First Java book.A good book for beginners,But before that you should be familiar with Object Oriented Programming Concepts.
 
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Start with Complete Reference... :Java: The Complete Reference
Once you are comfortable with basics you really enjoy reading/working with Head First.
 
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Prabhakar Reddy Bokka wrote:Start with Complete Reference... :Java: The Complete Reference
Once you are comfortable with basics you really enjoy reading/working with Head First.


Ah! I havent seen lot of people recommending Complete Reference for Java. I think Head First is aimed for the beginners.
There is no point in coming back to reading Head First Java after spending time to read a huge book.
I think for Head First Java, if the reader has an understanding of OO concepts in general (not specific to any language), it will be an added benefit. But that's just a good-to-have.
 
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books will only go so far.

the best way to learn java is to find a java
forum (this one is good), and read every post.

try to understand every problem and the
responses that solve the problem.

eventually you will be able to write programs
that solve the problems - just remember
not to post those solutions in a spoon-fed
manner, just hints in the right direction.
 
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I don’t think the Complete Reference book is intended for beginners.
 
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Any good books for PHP???
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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