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    Hello, everyone, I need a tutor to teach me Java, I can't just read something because I can't test myself. And I'm not good at just learning from reading stuff. Please someone help.


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    What is your budget? Tutors don't tend to come cheap..

    Quote Originally Posted by Javantium
    I can't just read something because I can't test myself
    There are 100's of Java mock exams online. This is the easiest way to test yourself..

    If you are not good at learning from reading, you are going to struggle learning Java or any indepth subject.. Even with a tutor, lots of reading is required.
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    Suggestion: See if there's a nearby community college or technical college that offers courses in Java.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javantium View Post
    Hello, everyone, I need a tutor to teach me Java, I can't just read something because I can't test myself. And I'm not good at just learning from reading stuff. Please someone help.
    That's a really bad attitude with which to approach any subject. How is somebody going to tutor you if you don't want to read? For that matter, how are you going to program at all if you don't like to read? Like any skill-based hobby, programming is extremely rewarding, but it's also a lot of work. You aren't going to get very far by being lazy.
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    A community college course is not a bad idea. Following the Java tutorial trails is another. Do you have any programming experience? Have you put JDK onto your computer? Have you been able to compile and run something like a HelloWorld program? What is your ultimate goal, if you could write anything? Are you willing to follow instructions?

    Guys, "just reading" is not the programming way. It's more like read a little, write a little. Tests online are nice, but the only real test is whether the program compiles and does what you want. Remember starting out when you couldn't find a path to javac, inadvertantly put something in lower case here that had been in upper case over there or heaven forbid dropped a semicolon? Give the guy a break.

    Maybe I could try to help a little. Ready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meathead View Post
    A community college course is not a bad idea. Following the Java tutorial trails is another. Do you have any programming experience? Have you put JDK onto your computer? Have you been able to compile and run something like a HelloWorld program? What is your ultimate goal, if you could write anything? Are you willing to follow instructions?

    Guys, "just reading" is not the programming way. It's more like read a little, write a little. Tests online are nice, but the only real test is whether the program compiles and does what you want. Remember starting out when you couldn't find a path to javac, inadvertantly put something in lower case here that had been in upper case over there or heaven forbid dropped a semicolon? Give the guy a break.

    Maybe I could try to help a little. Ready?
    Reading a little, writing a little is fine. I'm struggling with tomcat now, so I know what it's like to be a beginner.

    But there's a difference between somebody saying "I've read ABC, tried XYZ, expected 123, but 987 happened instead" and somebody saying "I'm not good at reading, somebody teach me" without putting an ounce of effort into it first.

    I really hope you do try tutoring him, and I hope he continues the lazy attitude, just so you see what I'm talking about.
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