Java offers web developers more advanced functionality than traditional HTML, making it an excellent choice for seasoned programmers. However, like other forms of online technology, using Java requires specific script knowledge, attainable only through specialized, focused study. Luckily, there are many useful resources available to beginning Java users. If you follow the right steps, you can learn basic Java Enterprise Edition programming in just a few days, as well as begin an extended regimen of advanced Java learning to continually hone your skills.
Things You’ll Need
Computer with reliable Internet access
- Visit the Java Enterprise Edition, also called Java EE, page at Sun Developer Network’s website (see References at the end of this article) to get the latest version of Java. According to the site, Sun Developer Network is the official producer and distributor of Java and related Java software. On the Java EE page, you’ll find the latest version info for Java. Java is continually upgraded, so it’s important to make sure you’re working with the latest version as you begin learning. As of August 2009, Java EE 5 was the latest stable, fully-released version; however, a preview version of Java EE 6 is available for users looking to get a sneak peak at upcoming Java technology.
- Use official Sun Developer Network tutorials to start your Java education. Both online and downloadable PDF versions of Sun Developer Network tutorials are available for Java EE (see References). While these tutorials will not make you a Java Enterprise Edition expert, Sun Developer Network claims they provide a “practical guide” to familiarize you with Java programming.
- Utilize supplemental online learning opportunities at websites like E-LearningCenter.com and RoseIndia.net (see Resources). These sites require payment for use of educational resources and tutorial support; however, the nominal fees are worth it if you want to enhance your Java Enterprise Edition knowledge. Fee-for-service educational sites provide in-depth learning that will augment the basic information from the free Sun Developer Network tutorial.
- Take a course to formalize your skills. All of the tutoring help that you need to “Do My Java Homework” through highly qualified experienced tutors. After you’ve learned the basics, apply what you’ve learned to a university class in order to receive college credit and professional recognition for your skills. Many courses award Java programming certification upon course completion. On-site education is possible at a local university; however, you can also consider online courses offered through schools like the University of California at Irvine (see Resources).
Tips & Warnings
For further learning, as well as Java code reference, consider getting Java books like “Beginning Java EE 5” by Kevin Mukhar, Chris Zelenak, James L. Weaver and Jim Crume or “Java EE 5 Tutorial” by Eric Jendrock, Jennifer Ball, Debbie Carson, Ian Evans, Scott Fordin and Kim Haase (see Resources).