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Java Forums at The Big Moose Saloon

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These discussion forums are the heart and soul of our Java community.

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How To Create Your First Java Program

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Java Books riddle the shelves at the JavaRanch Bunkhouse

Head for the Bunkhouse where our Team picks and reviews the latest Java books for you. Pull up by the fire and get reading!

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Learn Java through a little hard work in the JavaRanch Cattle Drive

Saddle up greenhorn, we're gonna write some actual code. The cattle drive is pretty hard work, but you'll learn Java much faster.

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Test your Java skills with the JavaRanch Rules Roundup Game

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