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Become a Java developer

Fundamentals of programming in the Java language

Date:  03 Jan 2012 |Level: Introductory |

1. Learn Java language basics

Learn the essentials of object-oriented programming on the Java platform and fundamental Java syntax. Using the Eclipse IDE, create and run simple Java objects that can perform various behaviors depending on input.

2. Understand more-advanced Java constructs

Having mastered the basics, move on to the more-sophisticated syntax and libraries you will need to develop complex, real-world Java applications. Get a grasp on exception handling, inheritance and abstraction, regular expressions, generics, Java I/O, Java serialization, and more.

3. Pick up the fine points

Learning Java programming conventions and idioms is an important aspect of becoming a full-fledged developer for the platform. Get some guidance from those who have gone before.

4. Broaden your scope, efficiently

Sifting through the abundance of resources available to the up-and-coming Java developer can be daunting. Take a shortcut to the best places to turn to enhance your Java know-how — chosen by developer consensus




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