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Thread: How to learn OOP

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    Default How to learn OOP

    Hi, I've left this a bit late really bit I go back to uni in 2 weeks. I got through the first year without really understanding OOP and just avoided the questions. I'm sure I will be stuck next year so I really need to study hard before I get back or I'll end up failing. I used the book Java Software Solutions but no idea really how to write my own classes.

    I would greatly appreciate any help, links and tips as I'm struggling with the book I have.

    Thank you, Alex


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    Default Re: How to learn OOP

    Have you worked through the Java official Java tutorials, Alex?
    Lesson: Object-Oriented Programming Concepts (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language)
    Lesson 8: Object-Oriented Programming
    If your course is going to be using Java a lot, then it would be well worth developing a taste for the way Sun wrote the manuals. The presentation is a bit beardy, but no other source comes close to describing Java as it really is.

    Make sure you don't skim the tutorials - don't move on from one code example to the next until you've compiled it and run it to see what it does. If you see a code fragment that's obviously not a full Java class, create a new Java source file and insert the code into it, add just enough code to get it to compile and just enough code to print out the values of any variables so you can see what the fragment does. If it doesn't do what you expect, post your small, working Java program here and ask.

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    I definitely recommend you carefully read through the tutorials Sean4u posted, and when you have specific questions, ask them here. Try writing an SSCCE that demonstrates what you're talking about when you do have a question, as that makes it much easier to help you.
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    Thank you for your replies, I have started to go through the links and will give it another go. I'll keep you updated.

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    I think you can learn it from online sites, w3shcool is one of the best online learning website. It has great stuff of programming language, you can also try some books like, Elements of Reusable Object Oriented Software. This book is an excellent reference but not easy read. But you should try out or atleast start from somewhere.

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    Default Re: How to learn OOP

    Quote Originally Posted by celonmarlow View Post
    I think you can learn it from online sites, w3shcool is one of the best online learning website. It has great stuff of programming language, you can also try some books like, Elements of Reusable Object Oriented Software. This book is an excellent reference but not easy read. But you should try out or atleast start from somewhere.
    Since when W3Schools started OOP tutorials?

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    Default Re: How to learn OOP

    Plus this thread was written a few months ago. The OP (me) has already found the solution

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    Default Re: How to learn OOP

    Lesson: Object-Oriented Programming Concepts (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language)
    http://www.ppig.org/papers/16th-kaasboll.pdf
    you can use this link to lean oop

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