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Try another programming language or keep working with the same [closed]

Assuming that you are switching between eqal platforms with the same programming paradigm (in my case Java and .NET). Is it good for professional growth try to change language and stack of ...
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Why text editors are recommended over IDEs for beginners in books like Head First Java? [closed]

I am a programmer with some experience in C++ and I am learning Java. In most of the Java books (like Head First Java) authors ask readers to stay away from IDEs and recommend using a good text ...
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Can a beginner in programming start learning game development? [closed]

I'm very new to programming and I'm using Java. I got interested to learn programming because I want to create games. I love playing computer games and I know that game developers make money. I told ...
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Am I approaching learning Java correctly? [closed]

(Originally Posted on Stackoverflow) I'm sorry if this question is not appropriate for stackoverflow, I know this is not a technical question, but I feel like it is relevant. I have always been ...
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308 views

Getting into Guava

So I recently started using Netty for my applications client/server communication and I discovered I loved the idea of listenable Futures. I wondered why I didn't know about Java being able to do ...
3
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626 views

Programming methodology - best way to level up? [closed]

Ok, so I'm at a point where I think I have my basics down. I'd like to think I'm just starting to become an intermediate dev. So, how do I level up here? It feels like I have reached my threshold, ...
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1answer
457 views

Fun resources for learning Java [closed]

Is there a fun way to learn Java? Instead of what's the "best" way to learn it, I'm wondering the funnest way to learn it. I'm taking an introductory course on programming right now to see what it's ...
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How to get familiar with “what happens underneath of Java”?

I did not study CS nor IT. I just became a developer, now working with Java. Actually, since I now work with a big company writing high-scalable web applications, I think I need to be better with ...
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513 views

About insertion sort and especially why it's said that copy is much faster than swap?

From Lafore's "Data Structures and Algorithms in Java": (about insertion sort (which uses copy + shift instead of swap (used in bubble and selection sort))) However, a copy isn’t as time-consuming ...
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Learning Java with a simple project [closed]

As i remember the time when i was learning PHP, it was suggested to build a simple blog or a forum after reading the language fundamentals. I was told/read that this would cover everything that I ...
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3answers
672 views

How can I improve these online java programming puzzles I wrote for my (middle/high school) students?

I'm teaching some middle and high school students programming right now, and I found that some of them really liked online programming puzzles. So I created http://www.kapparate.com/coder/ , and right ...
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4answers
546 views

Learning Arlgorithms particularly graph algorithms (java)

I have a hard time learning algorithms (Particularly graphing algorithms). Do you know of any good free resources that make some of the more harrowing algorithm concepts such NP-Complete, Traveling ...
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Maintaining C/C++/Java skills as a web developer

When I was in college I learned how to program in C, C++, and Java. Currently, I'm a web developer using front end and back end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS, PHP, MYSQL). While the sorting algorithms and ...
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Do I need to know servlets and JSP to learn spring or hibernate or any other java web frameworks?

I've been asking a lot of people where to start learning java web development, I already know core java (Threading,Generics,Collections, a little experience with (JDBC)) but I do not know JSPs and ...
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How important is it to learn makefiles? [closed]

I work in c++ mostly as a hobby (I'm still in school and therefor don't have a real job). The IDEs generate the makefile for me and so I'm wondering if it's worth learning how to make them myself. By ...
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Which version of Java should I use for learning?

I am a QA engineer interested in mobile development and automation.I have basic programming experience (intermediate level Python, C++ programmer) and as most companies choose Java for writing ...
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462 views

What pattern to use for this 'constructor'? Decorator vs Factory?

I'm developing a programme to generate LARP characters in java and I've hit a snag. Initially I had planned to use a decorator to iterate through the potential 'roles' (effectively classes), and then ...
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What are the advantages of Ceylon over Java? [closed]

Looking for the recent and powerful upcoming programming languages over net, I came across Ceylon. I dropped in at ceylon-lang.org and it says: Ceylon is deeply influenced by Java. You see, we're ...
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what is best book to learn optimized programming in java [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? Let me elaborate a little: I used to be a C/C++ programmer where I used data structure ...
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360 views

What parts of Java do I need to learn for specific software projects?

I'm starting a 12 week Java course next month through my local junior college. I'm starting from square 1. I have a basic understanding of OO and Java will be my first OO language. My Google-Fu ...
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Why multiple calls to same classes' Constructor from within a Constructor wouldn't work?

Please have a look at following snippet: public class Foo { int digit; String name; Foo (int d, String n) { this(d); // cannot do following. //compile-time error: Constructor call must ...
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How far is the trail from Java to C / C++? [closed]

I want to find out how easy or hard the transition to C / C++ is for a mid-experienced Java programmer. I've already read the questions about "C++ for Java Programmers" and "Is it necessary for Java ...
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5k views

Recommendation for a book that explains web services in java

I am new to web services. I have been working with Java web applications for the past 3 years. Are there books that explain the basics of web services clearly. I have read Starting Java Web Services ...
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3answers
496 views

Which is most important to learn OOP first or to learn the OOP language you want to learn?

I face a problem nowadays, I have a really good book that explain OOP but it uses a language which I do not want to learn which is Java because my goal is to learn C#. And I don't know if I should ...
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Most efficient way to learn java if you already know how to code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? I've been coding for close to 25 years now in basic, (C64 & Amiga), (Object) pascal, C, LPC ...
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Is the “Objects First” approach a good idea?

Do you think programming novices should learn objects from day 1, as seen in the book "Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ" by David Barnes? Or do you think this is a bad ...
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What's the best way to get up to speed with Java?

I'm a software developer that just switched teams so I shall write code in Java now. Last time I wrote something in the language was in programming 101 at uni (I was already an amateur coder back ...
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1answer
382 views

I have free time for Android development. I'd like suggestions on how to tackle this effectively [closed]

I'm finishing college for good tomorrow, then leaving my current programming job the next day. I'll be looking for opportunities, but I may end up with a month or two without a job, so with lots of ...
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3k views

How to start learning J2EE, especially JPA [closed]

I am trying to start learning the J2EE part of Java. But I don't know where to start. I am familier with Core Java and mainly, I want to learn JPA and basics of Hibernate and Spring Framework. The ...
6
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1answer
511 views

How do web services for downloading ringtones work?

I am interested in knowing more about how ringtone download web services work. I do web programming in java, and i would like to make a web service that sends a ringtone to the user's mobile phone ...
5
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6answers
371 views

Re-skilling to java help needed

Mid-level PHP programmer here. I plan on teaching myself Java. I'm already familiar with the basic concepts like MVC, ORM's etc.. so I'm not a beginner programmer. As such, I'm looking for the best ...
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637 views

Learn Java resource (for programming noobs) that doesn't use an IDE [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best Java book you have read so far I have learned to program some in Ruby, but I'm having trouble grasping OO concepts. I've been told that there are a lot of ...
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890 views

Thinking of simultaneously coding the same project in two languages. Good Idea?

Is this a good way to learn a new language? Or to develop a preference of one language? I was thinking of coding a project in both Python and Java. The only foreseeable problem is trying to transfer ...
2
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3answers
298 views

Free/low-cost online resources to study for certifications [closed]

So I am interested in working towards are few specific certs. Namely Oracle 11g, MySQL, and Java. I know there are tons of books out there, and I do plan to hit up my local library on these subjects ...
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720 views

Where is the best place to get off my feet in Python programming? [closed]

I have tried to learn C++ and Java before, but the syntax confused me. I definitely will be learning them after, but for now, where is the best place for a guy who has programmed before to learn ...
2
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1answer
206 views

How to get started in coding for JBoss

I have an idea on how to revamp our internal application, after having accessed the needs of the users, addressing thier current issues, and the like. But I am not a coder. My last application I ...
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6k views

Why Java as a First Language? [closed]

Why is Java so popular as a first language to teach beginners? To me it seems like a terrible choice: It's statically typed. Static typing isn't useful unless you care a lot about either ...
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9answers
983 views

How to teach computer science? [closed]

I am just starting to teach computer science. It's just the basic level. I'm finding that I sometimes don't know how to approach topics in a way that lets students easily understand. I've found that ...
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355 views

Trying not to get ahead of myself but it is hard! [closed]

Well I made a 5 year plan for myself (11years-16years) I am pretty good at Java, HTML, and PHP. I have already done some end projects: Small Java Platform Game A Small Polynomial Solver A Small ...
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477 views

Structuring multi-threaded programs

Are there any canonical sources for learning how to structure multi-threaded programs? Even with all the concurrency utility classes that Java provides I'm having a hard time properly structuring ...
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5answers
3k views

Java dev learning Python: what concepts do I need to wrap my head around?

I've run through a few tutorials and written some small projects. I'm right in the middle of a small project now infact. All is going well enough thanks in no small part to Uncle Google (who usually ...
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What's your advice for getting Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer certificate? [closed]

I intend to get the certification but am not completely sure how to effectively prepare myself. So I'm wondering if you have any advice on the matter; in particular I would like to know: What should ...
2
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5answers
2k views

Best way to learn Java if you already have an OOP background, like ActionScript 3? [closed]

I'm looking to learn Java, but I don't want to get a book that is going to tell me what an object is, how OOP works, etc. I know this from my existing ActionScript 3 work. One idea is to look at all ...
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2answers
2k views

Where should I start and how to progress when learning Java EE

I know basic stuff like, what are beans, jsp, servlet, jsf and how this stuff should work together. I know how to make basic jsp page with database query for example. Now I need to know what is the ...
4
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2answers
992 views

How to Get Myself Up to Speed in Building a Java Web App

I'm a new developer at a fairly large company and I'm working on a Java Web Application with a senior developer there. The Web App is built on top of an IBM stack (RAD, DB2, WebSphere) and basically ...
4
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2k views

Are Java applets worth learning? [closed]

I'm on the way of learning Java myself. I find most of texts giving emphasis to Java applets. I got confused about the importance. Is it something widely used? Do I need to spend more time on it?
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Which algorithms and data structures should a developer absolutely know?

I want to be a successful enterprise Java developer. With what algorithms and data structures should I be well versed? What books would you recommend to me? To be a successful Java developer, do I ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Example of an open source project using Spring

I'm trying to learn a bit about the Spring framework and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend an open source project using it so that I can have a look through the source. Any other recommendations ...