Friday, December 3, 2010

Picking up programming again

A friend of mine recently started studying at university again, two years web programming starting with Java. Since I started working nights I have a couple of free hours at work every day so I thought that it would be a good idea to start programming again too. I was never really proficient at it, but hey, why not right?

So I recently got started using Objects First with Java,

and damn has my mind deteriorated or what!
It's gonna take some time to get the logical parts of my brain up to full speed again thats for sure. I wouldn't recommend the book unless you have someone you can ask some questions because I really think the progression in it is too fast without a teacher. The educational development environment Blue J is really good though, it gets you right into the concepts of object oriented programming without even writing one line of code.
All in all it's fun doing something that requires a bit of brain power again, hope it lasts :)

23 comments:

  1. Ah I've always wanted to try coding, never really started though, maybe some day!

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  2. good luck with that :)

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  3. Agh. Reminds me of when I tried to re-learn C#...

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  4. i started learning Java about 3 months ago... it's actually not as bad as i anticipated

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  5. im taking this same class next semester, i already know php/mysql/c/C++/vb/basic/qbasic/delphi/ruby/perl so um java should be cool.

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  6. I think it's great you are teaching yourself. Maybe expect it to take a bit longer since you dont have a teacher, but as you know, with time anything is possible. so it will last, as long as you want it to :)

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  7. i like the background on your blog.

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  8. Java's pretty tough, I'm just starting to learn C++ and its boggling my mind.

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  9. I really respect people who know to write code...never managed to wrap my mind around it...I mean it's logic and stuff but I'm just unable to make things work..well good luck with your learning

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  10. Ugh Java, I'm taking a class on it right now and I think I prefer Python.

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  11. Reminds me of trying to do Calculus when I haven't done any problems for a long, long time.

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  12. Computer programming is hard as hell >_<

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  13. did a lot of programing in high-school and i loved it for a time but i don't like the idea anymore now. Must admit its quite the challenge

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  14. I used to do some programming back when I was a kid, but I fell out of that. Then again, I don't know if QBASIC really counts.

    I'm just waiting for the day that something comes along to replace Flash, because if you don't program Flash perfectly, it is the worst thing ever.

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  15. What a coincidence, I working right now on a book about Java 5 & 6 for Macg Hi Ibero, work hard on it and become a strong coder.

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  16. I'm taking a course on Java currently, unfortunately my teacher isn't great at teaching it. But through her inability comes the joy of learning on my own. Stick with it!

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  17. Good luck!! Programming is quite an undertaking and I hope your mind is refreshed!

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  18. good luck man, I have always wanted to get into it

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  19. good luck with that mate
    i have a homework on java for next week, so thanks for the book, too.
    i will check it

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  20. java is hard, but i hope you are successful!

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