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Thread: Chosing a path

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    Default Chosing a path

    So I am new to programming I can explain what are methods, variables, OOP and others but I am still not uware of what should I seek. Is Java worth learning? What else do I need to learn to make basic programs?
    Would be good if someone give me directions..

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    That really depends on your skill level. What you decide to create with Java is up
    to you at the end of the day. If you know the basics - basic I/O, Strings, Basic classes
    and method calling and control flow (loops, if statements etc). Then you can create
    a simple text game.

    It is also well worth delving into the more advanced features such as Arrays, Class Inherietance,
    Polymorphism, Threads and Lists. All of these combined along side the GUI tools provided by
    Swing and other graphical libraries you can create some powerful software.

    Good luck!

    Wishes Ada xx
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    Default Re: Chosing a path

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    Here are some directions:

    Being able to explain elements of programming does not make a programmer. Putting into practice those concepts, knowing which tool to use when and being able to use each tool correctly most of the time so that doing so is as natural as walking, breathing, and sleeping makes a competent programmer. The way to achieve that level of expertise is to practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more.

    No one here will tell you that Java is not worth learning or what you should learn. Those are personal decisions you should make based on what you want to do with what you learn.

    Good luck!

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