October 21st, 2013, 04:07 AM
Just started learning Java, I'm worried.
Hi guys, my apologies if this is seen as spam.
I've just started learning Java, been at it for a good few days now, running through the Dummies Guide to Java. I'm not doing too bad, I have high motivation to learn it at the minute and I'm pleased with my current progress, but I'm concerned.
While I'm going through this book, although I'm picking things up, I'm not remembering everything. For example I can't remember the exact layout of if/while statements, is this normal until I start coding them on a day to day basis?
I don't want to start getting really confused when running through the book and I'm hoping I start to pick it up the more I use it.
I'm also making sure to make descriptive comments in my code while following the book so that I know what's going on when I look back.
October 21st, 2013, 05:52 AM
The only real way to understand and remember the constructs is to write as many programs as you can. After you write enough programs, you will look back and think how easy the concepts are to understand and remember.
October 21st, 2013, 06:49 AM
So it's normal to not be able to remember things instantly?
Originally Posted by bullet
October 21st, 2013, 07:15 AM
When you learned your first foreign language, did you remember every word and grammar rule instantly?
Originally Posted by abtekk
October 21st, 2013, 07:17 AM
No that's true. I have some program ideas I could make for work. Once I finish this Dummy guide I guess I'll give it a shot and use it for reference.
Originally Posted by Jacques1