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Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 2:12am On May 27, 2018
class Hard_Decision{ public static void main( strings[] args) { system.out.println("Do you think it's a good idea?"wink; system.out.println("i need advice from the experienced"wink; } }

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 8:09am On May 27, 2018
Please self taught programmers, what do you think?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 2:26pm On May 27, 2018
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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by GreatAchiever1: 5:20pm On May 27, 2018
Well, if u ask me python is the best language for beginners But u can still start with java if u are really flowing with it.

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 2:51pm On May 28, 2018
GreatAchiever1:
Well, if u ask me python is the best language for beginners
But u can still start with java if u are really flowing with it.


Thanks!

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by shineforthmedia: 3:49pm On May 29, 2018
ClassicMcGee:
class Hard_Decision{ public static void main( strings[] args) { system.out.println("Do you think it's a good idea?"wink; system.out.println("i need advice from the experienced"wink; } }

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i wont advice you to start with java you can try other easier languages first before you go to java

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 6:29pm On May 29, 2018
shineforthmedia:

i wont advice you to start with java you can try other easier languages first before you go to java
why please? And what should i go for?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 7:20pm On May 29, 2018
Yes you can. Though to go real deep into java requires work you can start with it. I did and I am not regretting it. Thanks.

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 10:44am On May 30, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Yes you can. Though to go real deep into java requires work you can start with it. I did and I am not regretting it. Thanks.

Can you help me with some resources you used? And maybe i could learn alot from you.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 7:45pm On May 30, 2018
ClassicMcGee:


Can you help me with some resources you used? And maybe i could learn alot from you.
Get the book "Java How To Program 9edition" and try getting videos from YouTube. If I may ask what is your target for learning programming?

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 7:45pm On May 30, 2018
ClassicMcGee:


Can you help me with some resources you used? And maybe i could learn alot from you.
Get the book "Java How To Program 9th Edition" and try getting videos from YouTube. If I may ask what is your target for learning programming?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 8:01pm On May 30, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Get the book "Java How To Program 9th Edition" and try getting videos from YouTube. If I may ask what is your target for learning programming?
i have some app ideas that i want to implement.
i'm pursuing a CS degree and the thought that i won't be taught practically is what is driving me to learn, maybe i'll be a step ahead of my pals...
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 8:27pm On May 30, 2018
ClassicMcGee:

i have some app ideas that i want to implement.
i'm pursuing a CS degree and the thought that i won't be taught practically is what is driving me to learn, maybe i'll be a step ahead of my pals...
Good. Java can feel the gap especially if java is part of your course schedule. Learn it.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 9:38pm On May 30, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Good. Java can feel the gap especially if java is part of your course schedule. Learn it.
Thanks... How many months did it take you learn java? Can i get freelance jobs while in school?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 9:46pm On May 30, 2018
ClassicMcGee:

Thanks... How many months did it take you learn java? Can i get freelance jobs while in school?
Hard to put a value on that as I am still improving and learning new things. If you are lookin to get ready for university java challenge I did advice you to use the first 6 chapters of that book "Java How To Program"
it covers most of what the average university does in java.
4-5 weeks is a fair time to run through that thoroughly if you put in 2-3 hours daily.

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 10:01pm On May 30, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Hard to put a value on that as I am still improving and learning new things. If you are lookin to get ready for university java challenge I did advice you to use the first 6 chapters of that book "Java How To Program"
it covers most of what the average university does in java.
4-5 weeks is a fair time to run through that thoroughly if you put in 2-3 hours daily.

please how can i get the book?
Is it in .pdf format?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 10:07pm On May 30, 2018
ClassicMcGee:


please how can i get the book?
Is it in .pdf format?
Yes, It is on torrent if you know how to use torrent. I got the 7th edition in Yaba when I wanted to start learning. Most good bookstore have it. you can get 8 edition or 9th edition easily from bookstore.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 10:20pm On May 30, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Yes, It is on torrent if you know how to use torrent. I got the 7th edition in Yaba when I wanted to start learning. Most good bookstore have it. you can get 8 edition or 9th edition easily from bookstore.
Thanks a lot Mr, i really appreciate your kind and quick responses...
in this journey i've embarked on i know i'll get stuck in some places, i don't know if you can help out at those times?



And i know google is my friend.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 10:47pm On May 30, 2018
ClassicMcGee:

Thanks a lot Mr, i really appreciate your kind and quick responses...
in this journey i've embarked on i know i'll get stuck in some places, i don't know if you can help out at those times?



And i know google is my friend.
I hope time permits me when those moment come but Nairaland and Stack overflow(via GooGle) is always a good place.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 8:20am On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
I hope time permits me when those moment come but Nairaland and Stack overflow(via GooGle) is always a good place.

Nairaland is a no-no, these guys haven't got chills. I'm lucky you saw my post and found time to reply them.

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 8:27am On May 31, 2018
I'm still open to suggestions please.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 8:31am On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Hard to put a value on that as I am still improving and learning new things. If you are lookin to get ready for university java challenge I did advice you to use the first 6 chapters of that book "Java How To Program"
it covers most of what the average university does in java.
4-5 weeks is a fair time to run through that thoroughly if you put in 2-3 hours daily.


What if i'm a fast learner and an A mathematics student? And i'm will to put in 7-8 hours daily? Does it make any difference?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 9:37am On May 31, 2018
ClassicMcGee:



What if i'm a fast learner and an A mathematics student? And i'm will to put in 7-8 hours daily? Does it make any difference?
Yes it does. It speeds your learning up.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 11:16am On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Yes it does. It speeds your learning up.

Boom! Thanks...

What about beginner projects please? Did you do any while learning?

javanian"wink;
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 11:21am On May 31, 2018

If you're a newbie like me, you can drop your questions for CodeTemplar and other devs...
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 11:25am On May 31, 2018
ClassicMcGee:


Boom! Thanks...

What about beginner projects please? Did you do any while learning?

javanian"wink;
My learning curve was very unorganised. I just embark on one some months back. Less than a year now. There are project ideas and as u said earlier, you have app ideas, you can attempt implementing them skeletally and see where u get stuck, that place becomes a pointer to what you need next.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 11:41am On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
My learning curve was very unorganised. I just embark on one some months back. Less than a year now. There are project ideas and as u said earlier, you have app ideas, you can attempt implementing them skeletally and see where u get stuck, that place becomes a pointer to what you need next.

I was told that with basic knowledge in java, i can only attempt "text-based programs" and that even professionals use it.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 11:46am On May 31, 2018
ClassicMcGee:


I was told that with basic knowledge in java, i can only attempt "text-based programs" and that even professionals use it.
What do u mean by "text based programs" ?

If i may ask what kind of ideas are you trying to implements?
Just a vague description so people don't steal it.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 12:04pm On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
What do u mean by "text based programs" ?

If i may ask what kind of ideas are you trying to implements?
Just a vague description so people don't steal it.

text-based programs: like one that randomly generate quotes or a quiz app...

About the app; it's a quiz app too, but users will take interactive lessons first, then choosing the difficulty of the test and others, hope i've not said too much?

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Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by CodeTemplar: 12:15pm On May 31, 2018
ClassicMcGee:


text-based programs: like one that randomly generate quotes or a quiz app...

About the app; it's a quiz app too, but users will take interactive lessons first, then choosing the difficulty of the test and others, hope i've not said too much?
Java can handle that very well. Be it desktop, web or mobile platfor, Java will handle it. Java can do much more.
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 12:28pm On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Java can handle that very well. Be it desktop, web or mobile platfor, Java will handle it. Java can do much more.

Yeah, i know... But do only need to learn java to a developer?
Re: Is It Advisable To Learn Java As My First Programming Language? by ClassicMcGee(m): 12:29pm On May 31, 2018
CodeTemplar:
Java can handle that very well. Be it desktop, web or mobile platfor, Java will handle it. Java can do much more.

Yeah, i know... But do i only need to learn java to a developer?

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