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Thread: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

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    Default Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    I am attempting to learn java, c++ and maybe others. I'm starting with java and I've always ran into a multitude of errors. I'm quite new, but know the basics. All i feel like i need to know are the "words" in the language. structure i seem to be fine with. But i need to know what code to put and where. can you guys send me a link to something like that? I've been looking all over. Thank you

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    also the "multitude of errors" is in reference to coding in general


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    Default Re: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    Moved from What's wrong section.

    Find a book you like and work on all the examples.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    Do you know a good book?

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    Default Re: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    I'm quite new, but know the basics. All i feel like i need to know are the "words" in the language. structure i seem to be fine with. But i need to know what code to put and where.
    You have some misconceptions about programming . . . or something. Simply knowing "the words" of a language is not sufficient. Just as with a spoken language, you must know the grammar (or syntax) of the programming language so that you put the words together in the proper order to construct statements correctly.

    I don't know what basics you know, but if you always run into multiple errors, then you don't know the right basics well enough. Accept that you need to start from scratch and really learn the basics. Get a book as Norm suggested, start at page one, read every page, type/compile/run every example, do every exercise at the end of each chapter, and come here when you need help. There are no shortcuts, there's no easy path to achieving proficiency, and it takes time and lots of practice.

    Search the 'net for programming books in the desired language, find a sample of it online, read reviews from others your age and who share your learning style, and pick the one you like.

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    Default Re: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    I know what you mean, but if you wanna do something in any program in general, and the book doesn't give you that, does that mean you're gonna have to go to a different book, a different site, a different source? the people who made and are updating Java must know that in order for a developer to use their program, they have to know the words. I have four books at home and are using a lot of sites. I'm not taking shortcuts but it would make sense to publish the list of words that are readable to the computer and java. All that aside, Do you know a good book?

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    Default Re: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    I know several books that I think are good, but that's based on my subjective opinion and personal preference. I don't recommend books. I recommend you check books out and decide for yourself.

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    Default Re: Need lots of help. Very new in coding in general

    Do a Search for "java keywords" to get a list of the keywords used by java.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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