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Thread: An extra plate of Java Syntax

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    Lightbulb An extra plate of Java Syntax

    My name is Chevron.

    I want to learn as much syntax as possible before I leap into my mighty Java expedition is search of the gifts of the almighty Java gods

    What is a good site or book to learn the in's and out's of Java syntax?

    I feel like I am looking at Myan drawings. I have learned "Hello world" and "Copycat".

    I want to know what every single thing means in these programs before I move on.

    I use NetBeans 8.0

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    Default Re: An extra plate of Java Syntax

    The basic tutorials are a good place to start: The Java™ Tutorials

    But the only way to learn how to program is by sitting down and actually programming. Give yourself a little project to work towards, and use that as a motivator for learning the basics.
    Useful links: How to Ask Questions the Smart Way | Use Code Tags | Java Tutorials
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    Default Re: An extra plate of Java Syntax

    Kevin's already said it, but I want to emphasize that you can't learn syntax solely by reading about it or thinking about it, you have to put it to practice. You could read the API for every Java class, even memorizing every one, and be book-smarter about the java language as a whole than the folks who designed it. But until you've actually learned how to apply that knowledge through practice and experience, you are as a baby in the womb thinking about walking.

    Get a book that covers the basics, start at the beginning, read every page, type, compile, and run every example, and then complete every chapter exercise. When done with the book, you'll know the ins and outs of the most important Java classes and their syntax.

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    Thanks, guys!

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