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Thread: Books and tutorials for beginners in Java and Visual Basic

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    Default Books and tutorials for beginners in Java and Visual Basic

    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.
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    Default Re: Oh dear, an "I'm a beginner" thread

    Hello Professor Spider and welcome to the Java Programming Forums

    You do not have to worry. We have all been in your situation before and when you first start looking into programming, especially Java, the concepts can be very daunting.

    The best place to start, and its where I started personally, is at the Sun Java Tutorials:

    Trail: Getting Started (The Java™ Tutorials)


    The Sun Java Tutorials cover everything you need to know from the very beginning. Best of all, its free

    Follow the tutorials and write your first Java 'Hello World' application.
    As you work your way through the tutorials, you will find you learn a lot along the way!

    If you get stuck or need clarification then please post back and I will do my best to clear things up.

    Once you start to build up your knowledge, check out our Tips & Tutorials forum:

    Java Tips & Tutorials - Java Programming Forums

    There are code snippets that will help you to pick up the language and help you build your own programs.

    If you are unsure as to which development environment to use then I suggest Eclipse:

    http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com...plication.html

    Hopefully this is enough to get you started...

    These forums are your friend. I'll be here to help you every step of the way.

    Kind regards
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    Default Re: Oh dear, an "I'm a beginner" thread

    Oh my, all of these tutorials are very useful and immediately answered all of my questions. I applaud your generous assistance, good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Spider View Post
    Oh my, all of these tutorials are very useful and immediately answered all of my questions. I applaud your generous assistance, good sir.
    Brilliant! I'm glad I could help you get started.

    I'm sure I will see you here again soon
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    Default Re: Oh dear, an "I'm a beginner" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post

    I'm sure I will see you here again soon
    An enviroment as friendly and helpful as this? Sir, you may count on it.
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    Default Re: Oh dear, an "I'm a beginner" thread

    You may want to mark this thread as SOLVED if you don't have any further questions relating to this topic. This can be done under "Thread Tools" at the top of the page.

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