So far, so good. Check out my achievements:
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(When doing something new, I welcome pointless affirmation.)
I started using the site as part of the "CodeYear" project. The point of the site is to teach people to code by getting them to code: you go through lessons on a little console, and you have to write each little bit of code correctly before you advance.

So far, none of the mini-lessons have been too frustrating, although some of them are a bit perplexing and short on context. It reminds me a bit of the problem sets I used to do for symbolic logic, except I'm not always sure what the 'logic' is. (I suspect this is characteristic of the genre It's not as if programmers spend a lot of time talking to people who don't understand the premises of a programming language.)

In any case, it's been a nice change of pace in the usual "read, think, write" pattern of my days. I'm planning to stick with it for a while, at least. For people who want to learn more about Java the old-fashioned way: my developer friend recommends this book.
 


02/01/2012 14:37

The book you reference is a Javascript book.
If you want good, correct Java thinking...I recommend Bruce Eckels' stuff. If you want stuff that's fun, light reading that's decent, Head First Java is the general target.

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shannou
02/12/2012 21:25

Thanks for this recommendation! It's definitely a fun way to learn (and relearn) this stuff through game-like activities instead of dry reading.

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toshar123
04/23/2012 14:54

can u give us the answer

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