This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java and have Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma & Richard Warburton on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm new to Java and it seems to take me a pretty lengthy amount of time to get programs written, tested, and successfully compiled. I'm assuming this will take some time and I'm definitely invested in doing this because Java is an amazing language with so many uses to turn ideas into substance. That said, I'm curious to know from the ranch community, roughly how long it took you programming regularly to become comfortable enough to be able to write programs free-hand to completion without reference - or does one really ever get to the point they don't need to use references?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:. . . . Knowing common idioms and methods is a big difference than having to look up every little thing.
Only because you have looked them up a thousand times already.
posted 1 year ago
Thank you both for your responses. Do you have any favorite resources you would care to share? I know that's a vague question, but I'd like to gather a couple of places some of you more experienced programmers refer to.
Are you able to narrow down what you are looking for?
Maybe you can tell us why you have started your Java journey?
This help us with some recommendations for you.
For instance if you were interested in certifications you would get different recommendations then if you were looking into game programming.
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace