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I'm new to this.. all of it

I'm new to this and I wanted to learn to code but the first class doesnt teach how to make a ,class file or a .java file ? Help please ?

2 Answers

Jimmy Hsu
Jimmy Hsu
6,511 Points

Treehouse is more geared towards web or mobile programming/design.

If you're looking for more traditional programming, then I recommend the Android or iOS tracks to get you started as they are the modern equivalent treehouse offers.

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/introduction-to-programming This intro to programming should be of help, afterwards the previously mentioned tracks are what I'd head towards.

Don't discount web development just yet however. There's much more to it than meets the eye, not to mention equivalent payscales if that matter to you.

I personally would follow through the tracks and try not to bounce around. The guys here do a good job of guiding you through each set of skills.

Thank you for your time and help, I've been wanting to learn is there any way I can come to you if I need some guidance or the push in the right direction?

Jimmy Hsu
Jimmy Hsu
6,511 Points

Definitely! I'm always glad to help, but I don't believe there to be a way for us to message directly through treehouse. I wish I could help you outside of treehouse, but I am unbelievably swamped with running my web development company, a start-up, going to college, and organizing local hackathons.

Posting on the forums is a good start, usually there are more people hanging around here that can help you.

I highly recommend reaching out to local developer groups, or a club at school/college if you are attending one. There's an insane amount of knowledge to be learned and shared which can be extremely daunting at first. Stick with it and it can become one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of your life, especially if you enjoy the intensity of start-ups like I do.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

As Treehouse doesn't cover traditional Java topics you might be interested in Learn Street's Java course