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Hello guys, thinking about a careerer change. Any body done Java programming course to give me some help?
 

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I installed the latest version on my pc and it kept hanging.

It looks like they could do with all the help they can!

Personally, I think its dying!
 

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I installed the latest version on my pc and it kept hanging.

It looks like they could do with all the help they can!

Personally, I think its dying!

As Nani121 says the chances of Java dying is zilch as it happens to be one of the most powerful and most used out there.

As for the latest version hanging your pc then it was either down to your pc or maybe something you had done. Sometimes it's best to download a program, save it then install it
 

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Aye, seen some Java jobs going by me for £40,000 a year... Not bad work if you can get it!
 

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What's the best IDE for java ?

Done some stuff in websphere but the IDE is pretty difficult to use after being used to MS Visual Studio.
 

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What's the best IDE for java ?

Done some stuff in websphere but the IDE is pretty difficult to use after being used to MS Visual Studio.

Eclipse is probably the most popular, and it's free...
 

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I agree with maidinbeats suggestion of eclipse.

A good m8 of mine is a java programing wizard who is a much sought after guy in the java world and goes all over the world doing java stuff. This is what he recommended

"To develop Java applications, I'd recommend using the Eclipse IDE. If you go to:

Eclipse Downloads

And select Eclipse Classic 3.3.1.1.

This will install an application that greatly assists in Java development."
 

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A good m8 of mine is a java programing wizard who is a much sought after guy in the java world and goes all over the world doing java stuff.

Now that's the kind of geek I'd want to be!!! He sounds like some sort of programming rock star....:Clap:
 

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2nd time in righting as damn my lappy wouldnt response. Wrote a long message now pissed off! So keeping it brief here and summary of what I think I wrote before, ha!


I have not done any java until a few years back when I got put into a project at work. For me personally I found it very easy to pick up but I did have a technical background so it helps :). The IDE's used really help the developer in that the intellisense style menu shows all methods and properties of objects. The most common free IDE I have come across is Eclipse. IBM's Rational tools like RAD and RSA are based on Eclipse also.

If you are gonna go into Java and then move onto more of the web stuff (which is where a lot of work seems to be right now) then look at more open source stuff. In particular look at Hibernate and Spring. Pretty easy to use and get to grips with.

As part of knowing Java, something you must know is the world of object orientation. Stuff like what is encapsulation, inheritance etc. This is more theory but will help you a lot in Java. Another thing to note though not so important in the early stages of learning is the various design patterns.

I have attached something which you may find useful. I have had it ages in my collection of ebooks, I just never got round to looking at it but hopefully you may find it useful. Password of archive is the name of this site minus the prefix and suffix.

For the web side of developing have a look at Tomcat since its free and Eclipse works well with it.

For me personally I didnt think all that of Java though the work I did (involving Faces and Spring MVC) can be challenging.

Okay, I did write more but think I covered most in the shortened form above.

Hope what I wrote helps and good luck if you do decide to go down that route.
 
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