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#1 ThinkingsHard   Members   -  Reputation: 236

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

I was self learning some C++, however I'm going to start college in the fall, and the college teaches only Java, so I figured it would be in my best interest to drop C++ for now, and start Java. So, I have PDFS and Books for C++, I was looking for some self learning tools for Java, PDFS, Tutorials, Compilers. I like Eclipse. Is this a good Compiler, should I use something else, or is it all a matter of opinion? Any suggestions for software / learning tools I should have would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

Eclipse will be fine.  As for tutorials, start with all the Java tutorials.  You will be way ahead...

 

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

I also have "The Big Book of Java" I forget what edition... I think 4th.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

I was self learning C++ too before I got in OOP courses at uni, where they used Java.

 

It helped me a lot, since I got all the OOP fundamentals from C++ first (ie, classes, visibility, inheritance), and since Java is a pretty "restricted" language in comparison, it was easy to learn. You can see if you grab Eclipse (or any IDE that supports javadoc) that everything in Java's standard libraries is well documented, so you can learn a lot by just typing some class, hitting ctrl+spacebar and reading the related javadocs.

 

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Some things might strike you as odd ( Java's "protected" against C++'s "protected", no operator overloading, no more pointers/delete/derefencing, etc) but its just language stuff that you can learn rapidly as you go.


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