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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:19 PM
you know you program too much when you start ending sentences with semicolons;
Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:21 AM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:23 PM
I agree. I was just reading "Coders at Work" that interviews some of the best programmers of our time and one common theme I noticed that a lot of them said that before they even start to code they figured out what data structures they needed and everything else fell into place after that.
Its not really a matter of the language: a simple game can be done with basic language features, without (necessarily) involving advanced stuff. What you need, though, is to choose and implement data structures and algorithms, and this is not much related with Java.
If you have still to implement a simple (and yet complete) application, then I would suggest to start with that, so you can familiarize with the problems you are going to face.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:45 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:15 AM
Wow that's a pretty good intro to Java from what I could see. Surprised I haven't heard of it before. Will add it to my list of recommendations it to anyone new to Java since it's also free!
Go through that online text book, paying careful attention to Chapters 6, 12 and 13.
I'm assuming that you know the basics of Java. If not, best start from the beginning and do all of it.
It's a pretty good resource.