I am rather new to Java and the technical details of programming in general. I do have a strong conceptual understanding and know and understand what most of the objects, types, api's, are and how they should be used. What I don't know is how to actually use any of it.
I would like to start small and I'm seemingly having trouble finding an example/tutorial of this nature:
I would like to write a small program that
1: Can read and search a text file, returning any exact and similar matches
2: The text file would (or if better, access/excel) would have four columns: x-coord, y-coord, exitType, name
3: Using a JavaFX simple GUI I'd like to be able to enter a name (or part of one) and a listbox return a list of similar or exact matches
4: Upon clicking the name in the list box you are provided with the name, x-coord, y-coord, and exitType
I think part of my problem is stemming from the fact that there is so many different implementations/types of Java available and I find tutorials from all over the place (some similar) that don't just seem to be using SE/FX. I do have some experience in C/C++/VB and using Access/Excel fuctions/methods/forms if that makes any difference. I think I could actually do it in VB/C# pretty easily but I'd prefer to use Java because I am interested in learning it.
Beyond this question, if someone could point me to a solid website dealing with modern implementations of Java SE/FX it would be highly appreciated. I tend to be finding really dated sites with examples/tutorials.