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What do you guys think of new boston tutorials on youtube?

 
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What do you guys think of new boston tutorials on youtube?
 
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I'm lost. Boston? Tutorial? YouTube? JavaFX? Link please, so we know what you're asking about.
 
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Tim, i dont understand it because when im creating a post and i select beginning java it seems to put my post under the section where the last post i read was on.
i was asking what people thought of the java tutorials by the new boston on youtube.
 
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wayne brandon wrote:i dont understand it because when im creating a post and i select beginning java it seems to put my post under the section where the last post i read was on.


When you say "creating a post", do you mean a reply or a new topic (thread)?
 
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Surely a new thre‍ad. If you simply push the “new topic” button, the topic will be created in whichever forum you happen to be reading at the time. Would you like us to move this discussion?

Anyway: back to the original subject. Please supply a link to those tutorials.
 
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You can move it campbell no problem

i attached a picture where i change it from whatever forum im on to java etc, but it doesnt seem to work for me, as im always having stuff moved


and these are the tutorials

i heard good things and want to watch the 60 odd videos which go further into the language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW53w7me4AE&list=PL27BCE863B6A864E3&index=1
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I am watching the first tutorial on that link, about String#startsWith(), and the explanations are crystal‑clear. That chap doesn't come from Lincolnshire, nor from Massachusetts. Did you notice there are at least three style errors in that tutorial? I disagree with him about String#concat() being used more frequently than +, and did you see the counting error in the 2nd tutorial?
But I think he is worth watching for the clarity of his teaching
 
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Thanks for your feedback Campbell,

did you learn anything lol

"there are at least three style errors" what are style errors? excuse my ignorance

will give those a go
 
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Following Campbell's post, I was curious to know if I could spot these style errors.

One being that the name of the class should have started with a capital letter? The other two remained under my radar... I guess I'm not that stylish.
 
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Too many empty lines.
The [] should be part of the type, not part of the variable name.
 
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After for loop, right before round bracket there is no space. After closing round bracket, no space before curly brace.

Anyway, first time I heard about them in 2013, when group of my fellow students said there is no point to go to lectures as they found cool tutorials how to program as opposed to learn all the “garbage” what academia offers.

So I was still going to lectures while members of that group were barely seen in the classes. I have finished university with distinction, and they were disappear somewhere along the way.

My point is, tutorials aren’t bad as such in general, whether they are text or video based. However, don’t think that is enough. They usually give little context and the information is dry altogether, that’s because in the video is hard to supply much.

I believe books work better if you want to gain better/deeper understanding, while videos are maybe fine if you want just to see in real how that might be done if you really confused how that is done.

Find Stanford University videos, full computer science’s programming module course - I liked it a lot as a complimentary material to my university’s module’s material.
 
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As a substitute for this and other string method’s related videos, figure out how to use JavaDocs so you could find each and every existing Sting class’s method and read about it, so you’d learn more, plus you could apply the same technique for other classes methods.
 
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I also find misleading marking those tutorials as Intermediate level. Well, in my opinion they are far behind from that.
 
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Bucky has a refreshing way to teach his coding - may people have learned from it. It does not go very deep, but it explains the basics. You will outgrow it rather fast.
The tutorials are not up to date anymore, you will not get updated on recent changes in Java. The channel is not maintained anymore for 3 years now. Bucky went on as a programmer in LA and now programs in NYC.
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:As a substitute for this and other string method’s related videos, figure out how to use JavaDocs so you could find each and every existing Sting class’s method and read about it, so you’d learn more, plus you could apply the same technique for other classes methods.


I use Google for this.  Try googling java 12 string and you will usually get a documentation page.  Change the "12" to whatever level of Java you're using.  Add "javadoc" if you're not getting documentation.  
 
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This is the Java12 API documentation; I keep it open continuously. Write “String” in the search box at the top right.
 
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so valuable, thanks all
 
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wayne brandon wrote:so valuable, thanks all

. . . That's a pleasure
 
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