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Wanted:  15 day Java Tutorial for College Kids

Any good resources for independent study?
Should be hands-on, and step-by-step.
(Either textboook or online format is fine...)

And it needs to be on the level of a non-professional programmer.

passing_it_on
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Learn java in 24 hours?

the artist formerly known as prince
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Posting this before anyone else does:-)
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

SC
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Head First Java from O'Reilly may be what you're after: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfjava/

Walter Rumsby
Thursday, January 22, 2004

I learned to program Java from the tutorial link posted.  It's not bad, and the whole API is very easy to use online.  In my oppinion great documentation for a crappy language.

At least Sun got something right...

Elephant
Thursday, January 22, 2004

http://www.soldierx.com/books/books.html

FredF
Thursday, January 22, 2004

If they're looking for more of a multimedia experience, this might be useful:

http://www.aduni.org/courses/java/

Robert Jacobson
Friday, January 23, 2004

The first edition of "Core Java" was very good. I have browsed later editions but it seemed to have gone downhill.

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, January 23, 2004

Java How to Program, Deitel  - gets a lot of good feedback ..

ISBN: 0131016210

blargle
Friday, January 23, 2004

If you're looking for some surface exposure, I used Teach Yourself Java in 30 days (Sams) as a supplement to my college course and got a lot out of it.

If you've programmed before and want more meat, Core Java was great.  Thinking In Java is good at explaining the "why" of programming and is available online: http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/

Lee
Friday, January 23, 2004

Thanks for the ideas.  I'll check them out.  Looking for someting that will "Catch" a young person's mind.  Not a dry syntax book that is appropriate for seasoned professionals.

passing_it_on
Saturday, January 24, 2004

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