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start programming with java straight away

 
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Dear friends, I'm a newbie in programming, have never programmed before, have no idea about programming as a whole. I just got out of high school with no experience and knowledge with computer science but want to build a coding career. please can anyone tell me where to start from? I've already read a lot on the Internet about programming, the best language to start with and the future of that language and decided to start java... but I realise java actually isn't a novice language. I've got books such as head first java,java the complete reference, beginning programming with java, and some others. generally I cannot afford for college, I want to start this on my own but it seems somehow difficult, I don't know the right book for my situation and how to go about things.. please someone help me out....
 
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Austin,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

I recommend you supplement your reading with MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses.) Coursera has a series of Java courses starting next week. Ignore the price list. They only charge if you want to get a certificate in the course. You can still take it for free.
 
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Hi Austin

As you are in learning stage,Its better to read "head first java", because Each and every thing has mentioned clearly in that and take some Courses from the market.

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khadar
 
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Hi khadar..
I've read a few pages of head first java..but through the introduction to who the book is for...it's seems it's good for people with previous programming experience...
Please in my case I don't even know what programming is...
 
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Hi Austin,

Head First Java usually is a good book to start, but I agree that it has its own unique style and at some point could look too difficult at the very beginning.
Please have a look at Java for Everyone book by Cay S. Horstmann, in my opinion many foundation things are explained in more details - hopefully you'll like it and will be able to have a good start.
 
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thanks @ vilda
I will try my hands on that and see
 
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