Gail Jurczyk wrote:Barry, thank you so much for your quick reply! I had already purchased your Java 7th Edition direct from the publisher, Wiley. I appreciate the link to the second book and your encouraging words. I am absolutely working through your exercises.
Gowri Tatikonda wrote:I'm used to Modular programming. But yes - Object Oriented programming concepts and thought process is somewhat new to me.
Dana Ucaed wrote:Hello Barry,
I read that I have a chapter named : Ten ways to avoid mistakes.
Can you say what is expected to read in this chapter: design error, compiler error?
Gail Jurczyk wrote:Welcome, Barry Burd.
I have failed Java the last 2 semesters I took it at my local community college and am signed up for a 3rd semester this coming fall. D: I am desperate! Forget winning your book, I am buying it right now and working through it this summer in the hope it will help me break through. Thank you for reaching out to those of us who are finding the language hard to grasp.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:It varies by person; this isn't something I can answer. It depends on your background, learning speed and target.
The first step is to pick a book. Make sure you write lots of code. Try all the examples and make your own.
Also, think about the question of why should an employer hire you without experience. People typically use pet projects/volunteer projects/sharing code on github/certifications to get around this.