Hi to all, i'm Fausto an italian guy moved to Glasgow to study and work. I'm totally new to the programming in general even if i managed to "edit" some C++ codes in the past with a bit of common sense.
I asked a friend to give me a book that could guide me to the fundamentals of Java so i could start from scratch and so i got this book named: "Head First Java 2nd edition".
This book uses Java version 5 to train. I hope it is a right a choice to start from literally 0 and i hope that i won't boring that much if i ask you something here and there to help me with my learning.
I'm the kind of guy who tries to solve things by myself for better understanding so i would bother you only if it's strongly necessary.
Thank you for time and attention and sorry if i wrote this presentation post in the wrong section.
I'm a newbie too and I also read the HeadFirst book. It does a great job of explaining the basic concepts of java and object oriented programming. Any time I encountered a new concept that was a little difficult, I went back to it to see what the HeadFirst book was saying about it, and it always helped a great deal. It's also fun to read. (My primary source was this online course, it has great exercises by the way: http://mooc.fi/courses/2013/programming-part-1/ I didn't like the HeadFirst exercises very much and found those more helpful).
Have fun learning java