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JBuilder 5 Personal  tips/web sites

tzWIZ
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hello experts,

i'm very new to programming (read: i've never done it before), but am very excited and ready to learn. I downloaded the free JBuilder 5 Personal (it was recommended to me by someone in this forum).

anyway, i downloaded it becuase i want to create an application. i've had this idea for a buisness, but it requires me to make a program for it (there's nothing out there even remotely similar to what i need done).

basically what i want to know is this: what are your favorite web sites for downloading source codes for free. i'm hoping to be able to put enough together to get this thing to do what i want it to do!! LOL

i have lots of time on my hands, so i rather do it then hire a programmer (plus i've always wanted to learn programming!!)

so, if you have any good web sites, or any tips for me, all is appreciated!!!

thank you much
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If you have installed JBuilder, take a look at subfolder "samples" of your JBuilder installation. It's very, very useful place!!!
Another are : http://softwaredev.earthweb.com/, www.developer.com and http://www.java.sun.com

Best regards,
Valeri
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And http://www.javaboutique.com as well...
Tips & tricks
Also http://www.javaworld.com/

A practical guide for programmers
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

FAQ
Java Programmers FAQ - http://www.landfield.com/faqs/computer-lang/java/programmers/faq/

Book
A very good book with a lot of example
Free Electronic Book: Thinking in Java, 2nd Edition
http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/

Coding convention

Conventions that developers within Sun try to follow when writing Java programs.
http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/

Author

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thanks everyone.

i'm checking out the links. it'll take me a bit of time to sort through some of this stuff.

tz  =)
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> so i rather do it then hire a programmer

well I call plumber when necessary ... not that I'm not interested in working with pipes :)

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hehehe.... you don't know my personality. i would rather try to teach myself then hire someone else... LOL

i once bought a twelve-year old motorcycle that was nothing more then a pile of junk, just to rebuild it... one problem: I didn't know what a carborater was or what it did.... i learned real quick when i had to rebuild it! lol

thanx for the tip anyway, if i get to bogged down and start feeling crazy, i'll be sure to 'call the plumber.'


tz  =)
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ok

good luck :)

Author

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thanx so much for all the great links :)

tz =)
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ps: sorry for the delayed responce

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