The Java™ Tutorials
Are the Java tutorials
even for a newbie in programming? They are difficult to follow and don't go in depth. Does anyone have a better tutorial?
I think they go well in-depth and the "Covering the Basics" section is well written for newbies...though it is possible that you are not a "visual" learner and are more a "audio" learner. To me the tutorials provided by oracle are well done, but if you prefer, you can always try video tutorials. I recommend
the new boston's videos
. This link takes you to the playlist for beginning Java.
Otherwise, I would recommend finding a local college class OR tutorial book, though those will likely cost a few dollars and if you aren't looking to spend to learn then the two first options are a good place to start.