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Sun's Java Tutorial

A very thorough tutorial on learning Java. For the uninitiated. By the makers of Java. Includes free downloads of all the necessary software.
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Elaine Haight
Elaine Haight (Faculty)
15 years ago
After 1/2 hour on this site, I learned a lot about Threads. I've looked at a LOT
of Java textbooks, and this site beats them all for writing style, correctness
and completeness.

Technical Remarks:

Java is a large, difficult subject. Therefore, one should expect a tutorial in
it to take a while to get used to. Such a powerful tool for learning is worth
spending an hour or so learning how to use. I have found that textbook
references to the Java language also take time to understand their organization.
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
17 years ago
While this is the most widely-used tutorial, I found it's overall structure to
be confusing. I would often end up following links until the point where I was
not sure where I was.