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Thread: Is it easy to learn java for someone who never know anything about progamming?

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    Default Is it easy to learn java for someone who never know anything about progamming?

    I'm an online marketer and I've a client now who insists me to learn java for one of the project. I'm cold and afraid. Seriously this is how I feel. I'm 26 and it's been long long time since I've stopped learning programming even though i'm from computer background

    So here is my question, how easy would it be for me to start learning? Would you recommend self learning or institution method?

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    Default Re: Is it easy to learn java for someone who never know anything about progamming?

    In your thread, you didnt mention that how you are familiar with programming knowledge. Anyway, Java is a purely object oriented language. So if you are already have the experience in any other OOPS language like C++, then you can learn Java within few days of effort based on your learning skill. Otherwise, you will need more handwork..

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    Default Re: Is it easy to learn java for someone who never know anything about progamming?

    Quote Originally Posted by romanticDale View Post
    So here is my question, how easy would it be for me to start learning? Would you recommend self learning or institution method?
    That is an extremely difficult question to answer. First of all, "learning" Java is not as simple as reading a book, or even taking a few courses. There are many intricacies which you should understand in order to fully utilize the language. With that said, you can still become an effective Java developer in a fairly short amount of time depending on your background. If you have experience with C++ and Objects I think you'll find Java to be quite friendly.

    You've also made no indication of the size or complexity of the project. If you'll be required to create a chat program, I'd say you can probably do it in a day or two. If you're being asked to create a mission critical system, it's probably not a good idea to continue without at least a few months of dedicated learning.

    EDIT: I feel I should also point out that forcing someone who is not a programmer to learn programming for a specific project is absolutely ridiculous. You wouldn't demand a plumber re-wire your house. Will you be responsible for this application for the duration of its existence? Will you be held accountable if your program should happen to cause harm to the business? It's not exactly a fair arrangement for you to be asked to do something outside of your field of expertise in order to make someone else's life easier, and then be held accountable for your work not meeting their expectations.

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    Default Re: Is it easy to learn java for someone who never know anything about progamming?

    @rektiphyr: This is a very old thread. I doubt if the OP is around to answer your questions.

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