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December 4, 2011 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Java for children?

My 12 year-old nephew wants to learn Java programming. Can anyone recommend an site that will help him?
posted by wandering_not_lost to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Have you checked out JUDO and Java Programming for Kids, Parents and Grandparents (the first four google results).

There are some relevant questions on stackoverflow too.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:38 PM on December 4, 2011


This was on lifehacker earlier this week. http://www.greenfoot.org/door. It might be helpful to chldren.
posted by andendau at 9:48 PM on December 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


DrJava (with an REPL!) or ProfessorJ may be useful (but ProfessorJ isn't supported anymore).
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 10:04 PM on December 4, 2011


Depending on where he is in terms of learning programing, Processing might be a good entry point. It's actually an IDE, preprocessor and a Java library put together; it obscures some of the more complicated bits of Java syntax and focuses on visual, animated, interactive programs. It's got a pretty robust corpus of documentation, books, and examples.
posted by lantius at 11:09 PM on December 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


iTunesU has a great Java programming class by Stanford for free. I think it's called "Programming Methodologies".
posted by lohmannn at 8:41 AM on December 5, 2011


Here it is: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/programming-methodology/id384232896

I'm actually halfway through the course right now, and it's fantastic so far.
posted by lohmannn at 2:44 PM on December 5, 2011


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