Can someone enlighten me on where to begin? I want to learn java along with servers i.e. apache / tomcat. Just point me in the right direction and I'll get right to it. How long will it take for me to learn this stuff? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Can someone enlighten me on where to begin? I want to learn java along with servers i.e. apache / tomcat. Just point me in the right direction and I'll get right to it. How long will it take for me to learn this stuff? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I would answer your question with a question: How new is new? If you are completely green, here is the source for Java info: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/
or here: http://www.programmersheaven.com/2/Beginners-Guide-To-Java

Dan

Or why not read the "Starting Java" read-me thread that is stickied at the top of this forum? That is why it's there after all.

try reading Head First to Java... will help you figure out what you are doing FAST.

if you're really new to java then like anything that is new you should start with the basics, http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial it has from the basics all the way to custom networking

all that is really necessary is to search the site

Do you have All of the necessary software downloaded?

I will suggest that while studying the tutorial at sun site, you practice simple Java Codes. Do not try for very big Java Programs.

Choose simple programs like how to add two numbers, program for prime numbers, etc. This will enhance your learning and understanding of the Java programming language.

Remember that you cannot learn Java by reading only, you have to practice Java programs. Get yourself at the computer and write some Java Programs. This is the best way to learn and remember at the same time.

Some good Java Program Resources, from where you can try examples and confirm your solutions are:-
http://www.java2s.com/
http://www.javadb.com/
http://javacodeonline.blogspot.com/
http://www.sourcecodeonline.com/sources/java.html

Make sure that, you practice regularly, since any breaks can hamper your progress.

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