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Jermil Garcia
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Hello to all ranchers,

I'm totally new to programming, not only in java but in everything there is in computer programming. I got the Introduction to Java by Y.Daniel Lang 10th which was referred to me last week by a friend online.
Is it possible to learn java on my own without a tutor or help from a school? I'm already 32 yrs old, wants to be with my family, hates office job in Middle East. Is it too late for me to learn and even land a job as a programmer? Any personal experiences, comments, suggestions that can help are much welcome. Thank you and happy coding.
 
Tushar Goel
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There is no age of learning. If you have interest in something and you really want to learn it, then go ahead no one can stop you as far as you are practising regularly.
There are several online resource available to teach you from the basic. You can also learn it from some school as well if you can afford it.
 
J. Kevin Robbins
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I didn't start studying Java until I was about 48. The only programming I had done prior to that was just hobby stuff, the occasional WinBatch or Crystal Reports stuff. Now, six years later I'm enjoying a career as a Java web developer. So there is no age limit except in your mind.

Refer to this post for some free learning resources. Good luck.
 
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I started taking programming/CS classes at a state school when I was in my early 30's, and have been working in IT for the past 15 or so years. So no, it is not too late from that perspective.
 
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