How to Learn Java

Learning the Java language can be quite intimidating. There are a ton of different sites out there offering to teach you how to program in Java but it can be difficult trying to figure out where to start.

If you have never programmed anything before then I am going to recommend that you first take a class at your local college in order to learn programming basics. Programming can be very intimidating and you certainly need a solid basis before trying to layer on new skills. Once you have the basics down though learning a new language such as Java will be a little easier than going at it without an experience at all.

Once you feel comfortable of taking on the task of how to learn Java on your own, it is time to begin your search for the best training. My first suggestion would be to find an online class that would be set up similar to a college class taken online. Find a website that already has several videos in place such as webinars that will teach you how to learn Java. These videos should start off with the basics of Java, along with its benefits and weaknesses along with what you can use Java for. Once you get the basics down the lessons should progressively advance and get harder. You will also want to look for a training program that offers assignments for you to complete on you own.

Typically you will have to pay for a learning session like this but it is going to be much less than taking a full semester of Java at your local college.

If you are just looking to learn something very specific then the chances are someone out there wants to show you how to do it and it will be posted on a website. Be specific in your search in order to get the results that you are looking for.

If you are unable to get the video lessons which I highly recommend then you do have the option of doing a lot of reading but I don’t recommend this for anyone. You have to be extremely motivated and already have a good understanding of programming and even a basic knowledge of Java itself before attempting this. I would only suggest this if you have taken many other program courses and are very familiar with programming languages similar to Java or you just need a little refresher.