In my past experience, and in helping others to learn Java I have found that the actual language part isn't the real problem. The biggest challenge I encountered, and noticed in others years later, is learning how to think in an Object Oriented way. You really need to learn how to think this way before you code in an OO way.
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Reporters from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times probably didn't expect to be joined by TechNewsKids, a blog run by 11-year-olds. Yet all three covered Apple's press conference this September. Benno Kass and Max Iger of TechNewsKids watched the live-stream of the announcement online so that they could “live blog” its contents as soon as possible. Simplified blogging platforms and increased access to online information — even breaking stories like the Apple announcement — make it easier than ever for Kass, Iger and other young bloggers to independently post to the web. And as they post, they're also learning how to research, write and use a web publishing platform. Parents should be thrilled by this educational opportunity, says Dr. HOW TO: Help Your Child Set Up a Blog
I use it with my BoA account. It's great, and the budgeting system is awesome, especially since I just got out of school and am living on my own with bills/loans to pay. I have two gripes, however: 1. It doesn't get my "pending" transactions. How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint