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Hello All/Ranch Forum Team,

Greetings !!

I am a new member of this forum. From morning I was going through the posts on this JAVA beginner forum. I found it pretty good, understanding vice and information vice. I have heard a lot about this Ranch forum from seniors. Hope I will be able to contribute/learn(specially). Let me introduce myself a bit I am a UNIX (automation and shell scripting) person. I had passion from college days for learning JAVA. Some days back I got a project to work where I got a pulse of JAVA to work a bit. So I started searching about best forums of it so that I can learn from them(After it's result I joined this forum). I am a kind of new person in JAVA as I have read it in college days. I have started it learning basic things now by surfing. Could experts/members please suggest/advice me how to grow into it. I really want to be good in basics first and then want to go for advance. I will be really grateful to you for guiding me in same.

Thanks in advance, happy daily learning all.


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R. Singh
 
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Welcome to Coderanch ravinder ! I'm also newbie. This is the best forum I ever have come across. For guidance experts will sure help you. Put you best foot forward. Good luck.
 
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Hi,

Immediate way could be to start go through the Oracle's Java Tutorials (<- link).
 
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Welcome again

Please start by showing us a small application or a class which you have written.
 
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Herbert Schildt's Java A Beginner's Guide 6th edition is a good book if you are looking for one. Almost all of the book is done at the command line and I think it giving me a solid understanding of the basics of Java.
 
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I quite forgot: we have books pages: start here. The best beginners' book may still be Sierra and Bates' Head First Java 2/e, even though it is ten years old. At least you can buy second‑hand copies for a reasonable price.
 
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Java, not JAVA. It's not an acronym.
 
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Welcome, R. Singh! We're in this together!
 
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Brian Barrick,
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I'm a newbie at the ranch as well. i use pluralsight.com as one of my learning aids. I've also found good tutorials at jhttp://javabrains.koushik.org/
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

The topics of some of those JavaBrains things look advanced to me.
 
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Hi and welcome to THE best forum.
 
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One advice, learn theory first then code. Divide your time between theory and coding.
Java structure coding follows a different path then c/c++. This site will help you get you know java well https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/

Java's basic concepts lie on PARAMETERS, ARGUMENTS, CONSTRUCTORS, OBJECT ARGUMENTS AND METHOD ARGUMENTS.



 
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Hello,
I am new too.
but trust me this is the best forum. Sometimes even the authors of great book will resolve your query too.
I found this very impressive and the way they help you understand the concepts.
 
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