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    Hello

    I have recently started teaching myself Java.
    I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good beginners project.

    While I understand the value of compiling and running from the console, I feel that working with eclipse from the get go will be ideal.

    Could you also point me to a good eclipse tutorial.

    Thanks in advance

    don9000


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    Hey don9000, I have just started programming in college and we use myprogramming lab which is part of a whole text book but if you go to ([URL="http://javacodelabsolutions.blogspot.com/2013/09/section-511-equality-operators.html"/URL]) and start the list on the bottom right, they are all the questions from a 600$ college course. it does list the answer too so you'll have to try and avert your eyes from the answer while you are looking at the question but if you can do those you'll be as good as a student finishing an entry level college course.

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    many thanks! (:

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    Default Re: Novice

    Eclipse comes with basic "How to use Eclipse" tutorials that aren't intended to teach you Java. Do them so that you have some basic understanding of Eclipse and the terminology of programming in Java, but then move on to:

    Get a book, start reading at page 1, type every example, compile it, run it, change it to answer any questions you have, keep reading until the next example, repeat over and over and over again. When you get to the end of a chapter, do every exercise until it works as it's supposed to, then break it, fix it, come here and ask for help when you can't make them work. Go to the next chapter and repeat.

    You don't need a project. You need to learn the basics in a structured, sensible way. Perhaps meangreen's resource is a good one, but usually a resource used by an instructor to teach a course loses a lot without the instructor part.

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