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which book should i buy for learning JAVA?I've got no previous programming experience.I am going to join a company in a few months n they've told me to get acquainted with java?Is HEAD FIRST JAVA a good choice for beginners like me?how many days will it take for me to read it?to remind you once again i am a complete beginner.I'm a mechanical engineer(so didn't read c++ or any other programming language before).
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Rohit cena wrote:Is HEAD FIRST JAVA a good choice for beginners like me?

It seems to have a good reputation.

how many days will it take for me to read it?

A lot less than it will take for you to learn its contents.

to remind you once again i am a complete beginner. I'm a mechanical engineer...

Well, my brother was one too, and they had him programming firewalls inside three months. Slightly different from Java of course, but your grounding should stand you in good stead. I suspect the basics will come quickly, but the "object-oriented" stuff will take a bit longer.

You might want to have a look at this.

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Rohit cena wrote:
which book should i buy for learning JAVA?


Don't buy a book, buy a sixpack of beers.

Celebrate how lucky you are to get a job in the first place.

If anything read up on mechanical engineering. That's what got you the job and that's where you cannot flounder.

With no experience in programming at all it will take you about five years to get really good at Java. You don't know how lucky you are to be able to do that in paid company time. People would kill for this opportunity.
 
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Lindy Lindqvist wrote:
Rohit cena wrote:
which book should i buy for learning JAVA?


Don't buy a book, buy a sixpack of beers.

Celebrate how lucky you are to get a job in the first place.

If anything read up on mechanical engineering. That's what got you the job and that's where you cannot flounder.

With no experience in programming at all it will take you about five years to get really good at Java. You don't know how lucky you are to be able to do that in paid company time. People would kill for this opportunity.
yeah well,it's not a big time company.It's a small company in Noida(india).My uncle is a s/w developer(he was also a MECh engg.).It was he who inspired me to take this route.He's presently working in WIPRO(UNITED KINGDOM)
 
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Rohit cena wrote:
yeah well,it's not a big time company.It's a small company in Noida(india).My uncle is a s/w developer(he was also a MECh engg.).It was he who inspired me to take this route.He's presently working in WIPRO(UNITED KINGDOM)



Well, there's nothing wrong with being well connected.

But becoming good at Java will take you in the order of five years. you should know it's not a cake walk.

I'm sure your uncle will agree with me. Can't you ask him for suggestions on how to further your Java education? Maybe even split in an internship in the UK.
 
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Lindy Lindqvist wrote:
Rohit cena wrote:
yeah well,it's not a big time company.It's a small company in Noida(india).My uncle is a s/w developer(he was also a MECh engg.).It was he who inspired me to take this route.He's presently working in WIPRO(UNITED KINGDOM)



Well, there's nothing wrong with being well connected.

But becoming good at Java will take you in the order of five years. You should know it's not a cake walk.

I'm sure your uncle will agree with me. Can't you ask him for suggestions on how to further your Java education? Maybe even split in an internship in the UK.

Oh,he's trying his best.But he wants me to gain experience here at a company.Then he will open his doors there for me(if you know what i mean). Thanks for your suggestion. Anyways...bye ;)
 
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