Campbell Ritchie wrote:Welcome to the Ranch
How much programming have you done? How much can you program? Show us something small you have written and let us see what we think of it. Tell us what ideas you have. Is there anybody near you who would like you to write them an application? Do you know how to write a program to play noughts and crosses? That is what the Americans call tic‑tac‑toe. Do you know how to interface to a GUI? Do you know how to connect Java® code to a database?
Knute Snortum wrote:There is a book called Thinking In Java that has gotten good reviews. I haven't read it though. The book Effective Java I have read, and it is very helpful in getting the reader to think like a programmer.
But mostly you just have to program a lot! One of the things I like about CodeWars (and maybe HackerRank too, I don't remember) is that you can see other people's solutions after you solve a problem. This has been very helpful to me.
Nikola Serafimovski wrote:I ordered Head First Android Development, but I feel like I need some Java experience, at least to make few basic games like Pong or Tetris on my own...
...then move on to Android Dev.
What do you think?