The Best Ways to Learn Java Quickly Like an Expert
This article gives a few tips about how to learn the programming language Java and also recommends expert books and sites that may help you build your skills.
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Have you been thinking of the following questions?
- How do I learn Java?
- What are the best ways to learn Java?
- How can I learn Java?
If so, then you are in the right place! These are all the basic questions when someone starts learning a java programming language.
I will talk specifically about Java; how to learn java and a few personal ideas and tips too!
Before you start to learn java, your mindset should be clear; what do you want to build, and why do you want to learn that language?
Java Is Object-Oriented Language
Java is probably a high-level good programming language to learn from scratch to build apps.
There’s a lot of resources out there, it’s a prevalent programming language, and it’s an object-oriented language.
Simply put, Java is an object-oriented language, and it is robust. In terms of security, it is a more secure language.
Not only that but it’s fairly simple, it’s a lot less complicated than C++, and it kind of discourages you from learning C++.
I think that’s really hard for a beginner. I believe C++ is an important language, but it’s much more difficult.
By learning the Java language, you don’t have to deal with a lot of different kinds of problems that may come from other programming languages.
What Is the Strategy for Learning Java?
My primary strategy to learn java is to try to practice 5 to 6 hours Daily.
Try to start coding and create small projects. When you are facing a problem, then try to solve it by yourself.
After that, you should go for an advanced project and build some GUI-based application that will help you in an interview.
The most important points to focus on are interfaces, collections, multi-threading, JDBC, Swing, and inheritances.
Go for Advanced java, and then, you should go for some framework like spring, hibernate, etc. These all points are the best ways to learn java.
Java is not just trying to learn it, but learning the best ways to build your skill of the programming language. It’s a good idea to learn a programming language with technology. For example, with some kind of application that you’re going to use it with.
If you are just trying to learn Java, that means that you’re trying to learn the syntax of Java, and maybe you’re trying to write Command Line Programs to use Java.
That makes it hard because we don’t learn that way. The reason—the whole purpose of learning, in general, is to solve problems.
Ask Yourself What You Want to Learn
You should always try to ask yourself, what do I want to do? For Java language, it probably should be, so that you can build an app.
Maybe it’s so that you can build an Android app. Now that’s a pretty good reason. Maybe it’s that you want to build a web app. Either way, not only is this going to give you a goal, but it is going to help you hone your focus.
How? It gives you specifics of what you want to learn in Java, which allows you to focus on those exact skills.
You’re not going to learn the whole Java language at one time. There’s a lot of stuff and you may get overwhelmed, but by using the app inventor, this is kind of a drag and drop kind of programming interface, you can get a handle of the language better.
I’ll give you another resource I think is a good one for a book. It is one of my favorite books; it’s called Head First Java. It’s a little bit dated, but I think it’s still got good information.
There are some more advanced books I would recommend if you’re going from beginner to intermediate and that’s a whole different step. If you’re interested, let me know. However, you learn any programming language. The key thing here is that you remember you’ve got to know your focus.
I highly recommend you work on some live projects and try to build a project by yourself for practice. This is the key point to learn any language and the best way to learn Java.
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