Java is the coolest language which is very easy to learn, I give you some steps to learn. This is not the sanded way, but it worked for me also many of my Java Geeks!
- Find a Java Guide (Guru) : you can find one with in your friend or search for a person, or try to find one online. Also register yourself in QA forums http://stackoverflow.com/ is a best QA site.
- Get to know about Java, try to get a clear idea about “What is Java & what it can do?” : for this you can get the help of Youtube & QA sites.
- This is the Hardest part because now You need to learn the core concept of Java : Buy this book “Head First Java Your Brain on Java – A Learner’s Guide” (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596004651.do) this is the best and easy to learn book I have ever seen in my life.
- Now you need an IDE (Integrated Development Environment), Netbeans is an easy and powerful IDE for java development, download it now http://netbeans.org/index.html
- Ok, Lets jump in to Java world, develop your first swing application (Software) : download some “how to videos” from Youtube or click this link to do it step by step http://netbeans.org/kb/docs/java/quickstart.html
- Done! – Now you are a Java Developer, but keep in mind you are not a java professional.
- Also To be a Java Expert you may need to follow some courses.
*Note : If you want to be a Java Professional you need to do some exams the basic exam is OCJP (Oracle Certifies Java Developer) , when you do this exam you will get a clear picture what java is, but don’t try to do it in the beginning you will suffer and you will hate Java.
Buy this book to Study OCJP : OCP Java SE 6 Programmer Practice Exams (Exam 310-065) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0072260882?ie=UTF8&tag=loiagron-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0072260882)
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