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By sneceesay77 ·
For those of you who can program in Java i just want to know how do you make it in java programming or succeed in you java studies? Because i am finding it very tough.

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stick with it

by Dr Dij In reply to Java Programming

Others will drop out and they won't get the better money you will and satisfaction at doing something complicated that helps your company and the economy. Java has a bit of a learning curve. Reminds me of having to take organic chemistry in college which was used to weed out those who couldn't be bothered to study hard and learn something new.

Read more - besides whatever text you're using, try other books even if not required for the class.

Try stuff - do small programs with examples from books. This keeps you interested and makes sure you understand it for real.

Get the big picture: once you know the basics, you don't need to know how every API call functions. You just need to know how to read the documentation when you need it.

And the base of most biz software is writing to database tables. This can be intimidating at first and books use stupid example that they feel replaces this like writing text files (also handy tho). They usually place in last chapter.

Join the AcM acm.org or the IEEE computer society computer.org

both have huge#s of online java classes and other related stuff such as operating systems you might be using and databases you might be writing to with java. about $100 / year.

Do these (about 3hrs each) in addition to class if you can find time, if not make it.

you don't need to do them all, just do some. This will complement your studies and make you star of the class. or at least ensure you finish and succeed. There are more java jobs around than most other programming languages. If you take a few of the project management classes they may stick you in charge of some programmers eventually, and looks great on your resume.

And try to learn a bit about biz in general such as accounting terms, etc.

Before you go on any interview, read all you can on the web about that perticular company, and the industry they are in.

And when on the job, see if you can't learn about the rest of the company. I remember when working at a vitamin company, they sent me out to the factory floor, the tableting area to see what I could make more efficient. I was able to write programs to show where closest 3 batches of each ingredient were and stuff like that. Became friends with the manager who was automating the packaging line.

General communications skills are good. you need to understand and listen well to what people want, to be able to write it down, and write clearly what it is you are going to do, or document for someone to use some program you wrote.

Good wishes for a bright future. The Gambia is more sensible than many countries, preserving the forest. I remember reading that the king or president said that 'Why should our peope have to go to a zoo in another country to see the animals?'

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hi

by sneceesay77 In reply to stick with it

Hi

I am from the Gambia in West Africa, This is first time computer science is introduce at the university of The Gambia. we are finding it very difficult to understand so many areas, because we did not have much on no idea of computing especially programming before going to the university. I just want to know if i can get your email address so that we can be in touch from time to time for you to explain the problems i faced mostly from you experience. Lecturers, books are also a big problem, because most people in The Gambia did not have degree in computer science to lecture at the university.

See you later You may write to me using sneceesay77@yahoo.com

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Obstacle to Success

by TheGooch1 In reply to Java Programming

I hear you. My job is a mix of application support and process automation. Unfortunately, while I am free to write Java programs, I cannot JUST write programs. Basically my job is interrupt-driven, so whatever task the manager thinks is most important that day is what I do. So, imagine supporting a plethora of applications while being pulled off projects before they are done.

Example, I wrote a Java app last Fall and was ready to test it. Then I was pulled off for another project and have not been able to touch it since. Will I remember what I was doing 7 months ago? Have my Java skills gotten rusty since then? Right now I am doing Data Warehouse work ( learning related software, terms, etc and then creating scheduled ETL processes ).
Eventually, I will get back to my Java app, especially when I am asked why it isn't done after so many months...sigh.

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It depends on previous knowledge

by coderancher In reply to Java Programming

I programmed in C/C++, and since Java is closely related to C++, I picked it up very quickly. Even before I picked up a Java book or wrote my first line of Java code, I was able to help some of my college friends with their Java programming assignments.

I may be able to give you relevant advice if I knew more about your programming background. Are you learning Java as your first programming language? Are you already familiar with concepts that are common to most programming languages, like for-loops, while-loops, functions/procedures, data types and variables? Can you identify what parts of the language you are having difficulty with?

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per aspera ad astra

by dgs010243 In reply to Java Programming

Hello,
I am 64 old. My eyes are not so "fresh" (no further details). I was Java programmer ... s2jdk1.4.0_00 ... _14 alias J2SE packages.
Maybe you visit the http://dan.somnea.free.fr/2C/javaIDEs.php page.
It is only one from my larger website http://dan.somnea.free.fr/2C/, dedicated for initiation.
If you have money, buy JBuilder or NetBeans. Otherwise, you could try Eclipse Open Source Technology, which is formidable.
In essence, the Java programming is not so "tough".
Sincerely yours,
prof. dr. ing. Dan Gheorghe SOMNEA

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Can u help me to understand java

by sneceesay77 In reply to per aspera ad astra

Hi

I am from the Gambia in West Africa, This is first time computer science is introduce at the university of The Gambia. we are finding it very difficult to understand so many areas, because we did not have much on no idea of computing especially programming before going to the university. I just want to know if i can get your email address so that we can be in touch from time to time for you to explain the problems i faced mostly from you experience. Lecturers, books are also a big problem, because most people in The Gambia did not have degree in computer science to lecture at the university.

See you later You may write to me using sneceesay77@yahoo.com

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Please try yourself

by dgs010243 In reply to Can u help me to understa ...

Hi,
Please visit http://dan.somnea.free.fr/2C/javaIDEs.php, the rubrique First steps in Java Programming.
Your faithfully,
Dan

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A good IDE might be a good start

by javalexlan In reply to Java Programming

If you're starting with Java a good IDE like NetBeans or Eclipse will help you due all the features for code checking and code completion that will help you notice small mistakes (checking) and will show you the Java API's (Completion), among other nice features.

Personally I recommend NetBeans it's free and has several extra features you might find handy, I start to use IDE's since Forte for Java, and early versions of JBuilder and they help me a lot when I started with Java

Other recommendation is, of course, the web. With some searching you can find countless examples for Java (and practically any other language).

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I think you should use a good editor for coding

by wahab_Cool In reply to A good IDE might be a goo ...

check out kawa 5.0 , its a real good editor that will help you easily code java in an easy enviroment and you ill start learning java, try out some loops logics first then inheritence and then some awt and Swing components. youill learn quite fast.

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