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Max Steele
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I'm a visual learner. I try to look at code while I'm learning what a instance variable, method, class, etc. so I can actually see how they function within source code, instead of just reading the definition of what a method or class is.

Can you guys recommend any resources that might be available?
 
Winston Gutkowski
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Max Steele wrote:I'm a visual learner. I try to look at code while I'm learning what a instance variable, method, class, etc. so I can actually see how they function within source code, instead of just reading the definition of what a method or class is.
Can you guys recommend any resources that might be available?

Hi Max; and welcome to JavaRanch.

There are visual tutorials out there on places like YouTube, but I don't know enough about them to recommend one. Also, books like Head First Java contain lots of diagrams and sample code while they're explaining. It also contains lots of exercises that require you to write your own code - and believe me, there's nothing (IMO) that will teach you quicker than that.

I fear, however, that you will have to knuckle down and do some reading. Trying to learn a language as complex as Java purely visually is likely to take a lot longer than by reading and doing.

But I could be wrong...

Winston
 
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Welcome again

I would have thought you need to write some simple code and see it in action:-Try that sort of thing. The only problem is, you need a Kettle class with a no‑arguments constructor and heat cool and (overridden) toString methods!
 
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