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Ilija Erceg
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I just finished with java core(while,other loops,strings,[],switch case,pacages,classes and objects,abstract methods,operators) and i learned that,my problem is what to do now?,what i need to learn as next ? Greetings,Ilija.
 
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What version of Java did you study? Learning new language features (like Java 8 lambdas) would be a good next step.
 
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Welcome to Code ranch,

With respect to what to learn next, there are tons of things. As Jeanne suggested, you can learn more stuff like lambdas, etc. Now, just learning java isn't going to make you a good programmer. Its like chess, only knowing the rules does not make you a good chess player, you need to play

Alongside learning, start doing. Make utility programs. Make software to help others. Make your own program to connect to a database and fetch records and show it to user in some gui. Learn additional frameworks such as spring, hibernate, maven.
 
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...and welcome to the Ranch
 
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Ilija Erceg wrote:I just finished with java core(while,other loops,strings,[],switch case,pacages,classes and objects,abstract methods,operators) and i learned that,my problem is what to do now?,what i need to learn as next ? Greetings,Ilija.

A few other suggestions for you:

1. The Java Collections Framework.

2. Exceptions.

3. Generics.

4. JDBC.

5. Get a copy of this book - the best "why to" book I've ever read about any language.

HIH

Winston
 
Ilija Erceg
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As first thank you guys for helps,my version is jave SE 8,i learning MySQL too(is that good?Or Microsoft database is better/oracle etc..) I have once more question what java book you can recommend to me,i think about "Think in Java" (now when i know java basic) Greetings
 
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Agree with Winston. I would suggest you start with Exceptions and the Collections Framework. You can read about everything mentioned in the Java™ Tutorials.
 
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Ilija Erceg wrote:I have once more question what java book you can recommend to me,i think about "Think in Java" (now when i know java basic)

If you mean this book by Bruce Eckel, I've never read it. But I've heard very good things about it, and it's on my "to buy" list.

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Yes,i will buy that book asap,Microsoft SQL,Oracle database 12c,or MySQL what you will recommend to me ?
 
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Ilija Erceg wrote:Yes,i will buy that book asap,Microsoft SQL,Oracle database 12c,or MySQL what you will recommend to me ?

Well, being a poor lad myself: MySQL is free.

It's also owned by Oracle now, so it'll probably be re-branded as "Oracle Light" fairly soon....

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Thanks!
 
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Winston Gutkowski wrote:. . . If you mean this book by Bruce Eckel, I've never read it. But I've heard very good things about it . . .
It is good, but the most recent edition is nearly ten years old and covers Java5.
 
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Then,what you recommend? I will go tomorrow to buy some books so i need some help
 
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Start with the Java Tutorials as I told you. If you want a book, try Joshua Bloch as somebody suggested earlier.
 
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