Learning Java as soon as possible...
February 26, 2009 4:55am CST
Hi friends... help me out please... Im a graduate pursuing final year. I dont have Java in my course curriculum. Now I have to submit a project in final semester. I have been given a project on Java. But i dont know atleast abc's of java. Now i have to learn java first and then complete my project and submit it. I have only 2 months of time now. Can you please suggest me a good book for learning java as soon as possible. Even ebooks can also help me as i have internet connection 24hrs. Some of my friends suggested me of Java Complete Reference by Schildt. But seeing the volume of that book i fearing whether i could complete that within 1 month. I think it takes 1 year to complete that book. Please help me suggesting some other book which would be easier to complete within 1 month. Ill will be greatly thankful to you people. Happy myLotting... :)
2 Mar 09
hi swaroopmsc, Java is a big subject. If your project requirement is simple enough, you may be able to pull it off, but if it requires the use of java related technologies like database programming, web programming etc, you may have to pull some all-nighters. I would recommend the following path. 1. Go to http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/ , go through the trails, getting started up until deployment topic. 2. Depending on your project, you will have to choose the specialized trails, GUI, JDBC (database programming) etc. 3. If you are not required to be certified, just glance at the techniques, and copy paste as furiously as you can, I am afraid that in so short a time, you won't have time to absorb and fully appreciate subtleties of the Java technology (it's a language, a platform and set of APIs, that is why I am referring to it as technology) There are plenty of resources on the Internet, but you might want to visit also http://java.fornoobs.info, it's a tutorial on Java, done in blog format, it's a bit young, so you won't find any specialized path, just go to the About page, and follow the instruction of the author.