Re: Best Java Guides for a Newby?

  • From: Florian Beijers <florianbeijers@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:44:08 +0200

Hello Brandon,

Do you have any form of IM or perhaps skype? I would like to help you but it's 
easier for me to recommend something if i know a bit more about your 

On Jul 6, 2011, at 8:04 AM, Brandon Keith (Biggs) wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm new to programming, (I have just made it past "Hello World") and am 
> looking for some guides.
> I would like to learn Java, but I'm not quite sure where to start. I 
> downloaded the 500 or so documents from the "Java Documentation" at:
> as well as reading all the tutorials on Eclipse and Java.
> I've installed the SDK 1.6 and Eclipse, is there anything else I need? I see 
> there are Jaws scripts for Eclipse, where do I insert those?
> I arrowed through the 500 documents dealing with Java and found:
> Java Tutorial 3rd Edition, a short course on the basics
> but I see it was written in 2001 and only deals with Java 1.3 and Windows 
> 2000 and before. Is this something I should read? What books best describe 
> the language in an exciting and useful format? I'm wanting to eventually 
> program for Android, but I think that is stepping a little ahead of myself.
> Where do I start?
> Thanks,
> Brandon Keith Biggs
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