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Hi,
I am interested in Java coding, and am thinking on starting to learn. I would like to know the following:
1. What books/resources do you suggest to get me started?
2. Can I use only Java to develop an app/game
I appreciate all responses. I look forward to helping other fellow coders on this site as well.
Thank you.
 
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A book that comes highly recommended is Head First Java, now in its 3rd edition.
Java covers lots of ground so, yes, it can do apps and games.
It's also used to develop some parts of a web app but that usually involves other languages as well.

If you want to see the code for a game and try it out search here for the Snake Game.
 
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Thank you for the response!!
 
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Hi there,

Welcome to the ranch. I would say Head First Java is an amazing book to start out with. I would also recommend to try out and practice the problems which are there in the book. That is what will help you the most!!! Happy Coding.
 
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