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Hey guys, i've decided to venture into the world of java programming, can anyone here point me into the right direction, or know of any sites that have good tutorials for beginners etc, the main reason why i would like to learn java is because A, i feel like learning something new lol and B, i'd like to develop an android app. (depending on wheather i like it or not) any help would be appreciated,

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IMO writing android apps is one of the most cryptic things ever, mostly because I hate using Eclipse, sure it was cool way back when, but i want new! Anyways, this is what got me started.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/android/AndroidGuide.aspx
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Personally I'd say find out if you like Android or not first. If you haven't learned a language yet and plan to go far with it I'd say go with C++ or the like. I wish my college DIDN'T teach java.. idk why they switched.
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I'm no Java expert as I primarily use C and Fortran, however a few weeks ago I started to learn Java (for kicks) and this site explained things decently well.
 
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Awesome thanks heaps for that,really appreciate your feedback, that seems like a great site, is eclipse the only method to develop apps?
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i actually have a SGS2, i used to use an SGS1, i have touched on C++ about 5-7 years ago, i didnt mind it i just couldn't get into it, but i thought i could touch on java to see if i like it and if i do i'd like to develop an app purely for the fun of it.
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I can recommend u a good book ...Its good for beginners and has lots of examples in it

its called :

Java™:
A Beginner’s Guide,
Third Edition
Herbert Schildt

u can find a .pdf online
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Originally Posted by Jaromir View Post
I can recommend u a good book ...Its good for beginners and has lots of examples in it

its called :

Javaâ„¢:
A Beginner’s Guide,
Third Edition
Herbert Schildt

u can find a .pdf online

Thanks for that, ill have a look around for it.
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IMO writing android apps is one of the most cryptic things ever, mostly because I hate using Eclipse, sure it was cool way back when, but i want new! Anyways, this is what got me started.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/android/AndroidGuide.aspx
What? Eclipse is still the industry-standard and one of the best, most complete IDEs around. How can you possibly hate using that?
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I use NetBeans at work for Java development FWIW.

A good beginner/practice site for Java is: http://codingbat.com/java
Good to learn the basics of If/Else, Strings, Arrays, Loops, Recursion, etc.
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