And to make matters worse, it's mine.
Good evening Java Programming Forums, I am doctor Aelurillus Insignitus (odd, I know, but it's a family name).
The thread title does not deceive you; I am, indeed, a beginner in programming. Not only in java, but in most any language excluding Visual Basic, of which I have a Computer Science I education. Computer programming being a long-running, but hitherto unhoned interest of mine, I felt inclined to purchase "Beginning Java Programming For Dummies." (if only I would have looked for "Watered Down Java Instructions for Confounded Buffoons.") However, I did not have the foresight to check how up-to-date the book was, and am now paying the price for my shortsightedness: the book references pages and programs that I am having a great amount of difficulty locating.
Thus, the purpose of my thread: if some good samaritan wouldn't mind helping me get my feet on the ground- a chore, I'm afraid -I would be most grateful.
In addition, any suggestions are appreciated. I fully intend on expanding my knowledge of visual basic, if the inhabitants of this forum deem it a worthy cause.
Edit: I won't be able to participate in my own thread until the morning. Thank you in advance for your overnight consideration.