Teach yourself Java in 21 days?

In: Neat Stuff

25 Jan 2004

Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years is more realistic. That just about sums up why I was never bought by the enticing promises of “Teach Yourself X in Y days” and “Learn X in Y hours” books.

6 Responses to Teach yourself Java in 21 days?

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Phil Wilson

January 26th, 2004 at 7pm

Heh, I love this article, I turn to it whenever I feel despair. :)

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Matthew

January 27th, 2004 at 2am

I think it’s pretty clear that the “Teach Yourself x in y z” books are really more along the lines of “Familiarize Yourself with x in y z” books, or perhaps “Be Able to Wing an x Project in y z”.

That said, I have, and probably never will, lay hands on such a book.

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nephilim

January 25th, 2004 at 8am

Learning how to program takes time
Via redemption in a blog: Teach yourself Java in 21 days? I got to this article: Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Yearsw. Yet, whenever I apply for a job (I graduated polytechnic in June 2003), they always want me to…

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nephilim

January 25th, 2004 at 8am

Learning how to program takes time
Via redemption in a blog: Teach yourself Java in 21 days? I got to this article: Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Yearsw. Yet, whenever I apply for a job (I graduated polytechnic in June 2003), they always want me to…

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Steve's blog

January 26th, 2004 at 3am

Get your master’s degree in 3 weeks
Can you learn Java in 21 days? This post This post suggested it might rather take 10 years… which is probably right. Programming a computer is a scientific discipline. Skilled programmers who are intimately familiar with object oriented programming m…

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Tea and Peterb

February 28th, 2004 at 6am

What Programming Language Should You Learn?
I hear this question a lot, typically from kids who have just discovered that there’s more to a computer than a web browser, and who are curious about where to go for here. The people who ask this question typically don’t have any specific project in …