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Java

I'm getting too confused when learning Java ! what should I DO ?

I've started to learn Java a few days ago and I know it seems obvious that you don't pick a programming language just like this in a few days , especially Java with it's verbosity style so I wanted to ask if there are any programmers/coders who experience the same lack of motivation to continue when something is unclear to them

David Moody
David Moody
19,302 Points

If you think of your mind like a wall, and the information you receive from the videos like things you are throwing against the wall, the best thing to do is throw as much against the wall as you can to see what sticks. Eventually enough information will stick so that you can begin to clearly formulate questions and google those questions. Bit by bit, more things will stick until you understand it all.

Ultimately, all languages are arbitrary. To communicate in those languages, we have to learn the rules. Computer languages are even more arbitrary. The more you throw against the wall, the more patterns will emerge that will make Java make more sense.

At the end of the day, anything worth doing takes hard work. If it were easy, it wouldn't be worth doing.