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Brayn Richard
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Hello everyone in the java world!!
This is my very first post to this forum.
I am an technology enthusiast and I like to learn new things. I want to learn java.
So I landed here by a friends recommendation.
I need some good references about learning java. I am not a bookish person so video tutorials are going to be best for me (I guess... ).
What do you say experts?
Hit me with I ideas
Thanks in advance
 
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Welcome to the Ranch!

A good place to start are Oracle's Java Tutorials. There are no videos there, but lots of examples and not endless pages of text. A good way to learn programming in Java is to experiment, try out a lot of things for yourself. You can follow the Oracle tutorials and write small programs yourself for each feature, so that you get a feel for how each feature works.

And ofcourse, if you get stuck somewhere, don't hesitate to ask a question here on the Ranch.

Have fun learning Java!
 
vinoth vino
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If you want to learn java through videos then go to slidenerd.com and thenewboston.com both will help you a lot
I recommend to see this also, javatpoint.com and tutorialspoint.com
 
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Welcome aboard,
I am also a beginner. Though its been almost a year when I started but still I am a noob.
I started with The new Boston and now I am following Cay Horstmann in Udacity
and Marcus Biel in Marcus Biel.com
I am found Cay Horstmann tough but Marcus Biel is more detail.
Hope it helps
Cheers.
 
Brayn Richard
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Jesper de Jong wrote:Welcome to the Ranch!

A good place to start are Oracle's Java Tutorials. There are no videos there, but lots of examples and not endless pages of text. A good way to learn programming in Java is to experiment, try out a lot of things for yourself. You can follow the Oracle tutorials and write small programs yourself for each feature, so that you get a feel for how each feature works.

And ofcourse, if you get stuck somewhere, don't hesitate to ask a question here on the Ranch.

Have fun learning Java!


Thanks for answering but I tried to learn from Oracle tutorials I did not understand a single thing, that's why I am looking for something with visuals.

and I am checking out video tutorials that others recommended on this post.
 
mihai mangu
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hi Brayn,

hehe i was not able to resist making an account and aswerring your question.

i started which Java 2 weeks ago and i am using Lynda.com(depending on finances it is posible to be quite expensive) for video learning. it helped alot, they explain things in there which is not that easy to understand from a book..or maybe i am not that smart...
in paralel i am using the "Java: a beginners guide " by Herbert Schildt which is a book ...i dont like books either...but this is very easy to follow, and i am a total noob with programming.

other than that keep on testing yourself, i think it is the best method to learn something. i use https://projecteuler.net/archives . and whenerver i have things i do not understand i google/research.

hope this helps.

p.s.
as soon as i will get home i will try the other resources everybody else posted already.
 
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Thanks for answering but I tried to learn from Oracle tutorials

Try to lay your hands on the book by Schildt or another by Horstmann (especially if you have some coding experience) - I believe they are very good though some chapters could be skipped (e.g. about swing if you do not need it).

Also I dare to give a link to the story I wrote once about how I myself learned java: My Long Road to Java (sorry, many letters)
 
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Mihal Mangu, welcome to the Ranch

I am never quite sure about Project Euler; some if its examples are very difficult mathematically.
 
Brayn Richard
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mihai mangu wrote:
i started which Java 2 weeks ago and i am using Lynda.com(depending on finances it is posible to be quite expensive) for video learning. it helped alot, they explain things in there which is not that easy to understand from a book..or maybe i am not that smart...
in paralel i am using the "Java: a beginners guide " by Herbert Schildt which is a book ...i dont like books either...but this is very easy to follow, and i am a total noob with programming.

other than that keep on testing yourself, i think it is the best method to learn something. i use https://projecteuler.net/archives . and whenerver i have things i do not understand i google/research.


Thank you all for answering. mihai mangu
I have tried lynda but its totally overflown by millions of tutorials, which is good and bad at once. The good side is you have a lot of options to learn, the bad side is when you have a lot of options you get confused
And about https://projecteuler.net/archives its a good reference and I bookmarked it for future, I will definitely try to follow it after I get a little bit more experienced in java
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Mihal Mangu, welcome to the Ranch

I am never quite sure about Project Euler; some if its examples are very difficult mathematically.

if one is mathy, they are GREAT fun. I enjoy the heck out of them, and have solved many problems in multiple languages (perl, java, c).

However, it does NOT teach you programming. It gives you some problems that you can have fun playing with and figuring out how to code assuming you know a language.
 
Brayn Richard
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fred rosenberger wrote:
if one is mathy, they are GREAT fun. I enjoy the heck out of them, and have solved many problems in multiple languages (perl, java, c).
However, it does NOT teach you programming. It gives you some problems that you can have fun playing with and figuring out how to code assuming you know a language.


Oh, I really had a fear of math. But not any more after I started programming(Though math is very less used in programming)
And yes you are right Project Euler is more of advanced thing for a beginner.

 
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