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Thomas McAdams
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Hey guys I have taken a computer programming course in school, and my teacher can not teach. They are literally teaching out of the book saying everything that we read, and I am understanding none of it clearly. The class is being rushed since it has to be squashed into a semester. I came to the forums to ask if anyone knows of any really good books to understand Java more clearly, or any websites to write code. Thank you for your time.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch.

Sorry to hear your teacher sucks. What book are you using? Do you understand the book's content when you read it?
 
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Welcome to the Ranch.

If you're a visual learner, I would suggest Head First Java. If you're a more traditional book learner, try Learning Java.
 
Thomas McAdams
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K. Tsang wrote:Welcome to the Ranch.

Sorry to hear your teacher sucks. What book are you using? Do you understand the book's content when you read it?





The book is called Fundamentals of Java AP Computer Science essentials fourth edition. I can understand parts of the book but a lot of things aren't clear to me. I am more of a hands on person than looking at a book and telling me what to do exactly instead of making it my own way.
 
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Ah the AP CS. That level is similar/equivalent to undergrad year 1 CS programming course.

As Knute pointed out Head First Java is a good choice. I would also recommend Thinking in Java.

Yet such books may not cover the topics of the AP syllabus.
 
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