I've always been interested in programming, but I've avoided taking the first steps to learn due to some strange fear. I decided last month that I wanted to learn to program with java. I've been reading through online tutorials, and I've begun reading the book, "Thinking in Java" (4th edition) by Bruce Eckel. I have a lot to learn, but I'm very eager to continue learning, and see what potential I have in the future! I'm always open for advice, and I hope I can assist other new programmers as I learn.