What This Book Is About
This book was written as an answer for anyone to pick up a programming
language and be productive.
You will be able to start from scratch without having any previous exposure to any programming language.
By the end of this book, you will have the skills to be a capable programmer, or at least know what is involved with how to read and write code.
Afterward you should be armed with the knowledge required to feel confident in learning more. You should have general computer skills before you get started.
After this you’ll know what it takes to at least look at code without your head spinning.
Why Read This Book?
You could go online and find videos and tutorials to learn; however, there is a distinct disadvantage when it comes to learning things in order and in one place. Most YouTube or tutorial websites either gloss over a topic or dwell at a turtle’s pace for an hour on a particular subject. Online content is often brief and doesn’t go into much depth on any given topic. It is incomplete or still a work in progress.
You’ll often find yourself waiting weeks for another video or tutorial to come out. Most online tutorials for Java are scattered, disordered, and incohesive. It is difficult to find a good starting point and even more difficult to find a continuous list of tutorials to bring you
to any clear understanding of the Java programming language.
Just so you know, you should find the act of learning exciting. If not, then you’ll have a hard time continuing through to the end of this book. To learn any new skill, a lot of patience is required.