Java is a good language to start with.
I highly recommend getting a book - How to Program Java
by Deitel & Deitel
(a father/son team). And you really need to learn how
You see there are many editions, but the 1st half of these are essentially identical, teaching the basics of the language.
So for the basics any will do; but I recommend the 4th edition because it focuses on Object Oriented Design. Yeah, it's old (and so am I!) but new copies of the latest editions are over
$100 - that's because these books have become very popular as textbooks. So Bottom line, find a cheap how to program java
volume, regardless of edition.
Another book I give 2 thumbs up to is Head First Object Oriented Analysis & Design
. Very readable, very understandable, and the examples are in Java.