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Rukevwe Oghwe
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How can I be very proficient in Java? I am an electrical electronics engineer but I have keen interest in programming though my age is not that encouraging- I am 35 years old.
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You could start with
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/   
Also, you could go through questions here at EE.  
Your age is irrelevant.  Your mathematical background will help you.
We will be here to help you along your way.
Rukevwe OghweJava developer

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Thanks for your encouragement
awking00Information Technology Specialist

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From my viewpoint, your age is actually encouraging. I got my computer science degree at age 50 and have been programming (multiple languages) for nearly the last 20 years. :-)
Rukevwe OghweJava developer

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Wow, I am even the more encouraged. I would never have believed someone can start coding at age 50. But do you really need a degree to do coding very well?
But do you really need a degree to do coding very well

many of the "good" ( from my point of view ) programmers i encountered had a degree... in a field that is neither IT or mathematics, some of them had none, and the very few good ones with a degree in computer science were good before they even started taking classes.

starting late on your own is not a problem. but you need to expect your first apps to be lamish until you figure out the hard way a few things such as how to handle errors properly without relying on a 6 pages post-crash stack trace. ... and in my case i took me about 4-5 years before i started writing code i was not willing to rewrite entirely if i stumbled upon it a year after ( either for readability, style, performance,  forward compatibility ... )

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