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Question regarding beginning Java learning

  Asked By: Lloyd    Date: May 14    Category: Java    Views: 1702

I am new to Java. I have purchased a couple of books, and am in the
early stages of learning this langauge. I come from a structured
language background (i.e. Cobol, PL/I), and am trying to learn web
development. It looks like there are tons of resources available
online. Any hints on what I should focus on? My initial thought was
to learn Java, then look at HTML and XML. My current job is as a
system analyst, but I would like to learn enough to be able to do some
part-time web development for small businesses.

One early question I have is should I use an Java IDE? I found
NetBeans and because it is free have considered using it.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Juan Reynolds     Answered On: May 14

Using ide  will be very helpful. They are some ides which if u use
efficiently will reduce ur devolpment time very drastically.

The one i am using is the evaluation copy of IntelliJ IDEA
i suggest u to use IntelliJ IDEA . it is dawn good but quite heavy
performance & memory usage wise

if u want a free  and light weight one use VIM or EMACS

Answer #2    Answered By: Rafael Thompson     Answered On: May 14

Eclipse is the most popular Java IDE, you can find it on www.eclipse.org
. NetBeans is also popular. Some people prefer to use a simple
texteditor like vim or SourceEdit (not Notepad, because it doesn't have
syntax coloring).

Answer #3    Answered By: Helga Miller     Answered On: May 14

I would suggest learning  in this order: some basic
HTML first, Master Java and then let how to use XML in

No. Don't learn  Java using IDE. Use IDE after you
learn Java.

There are tons of Java IDEs.. and some good ones are
free too. NetBeans, Eclipse, BlueJ*, IntelliJIDEA,

*BlueJ is an IDE to learn Java. I suggest to learn
command line first.

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