I'm a VB developer that wishes to find out what all the fuss is about JAVA.
I've heard some great things about it and am getting a bit fed up being locked
in to Microsoft.
Can anyone recommend any good Java book(s) to get me up to speed ASAP.
Could you also recommend an IDE
Could I do everything in Java that I can do in VB, for example Database applications
with forms etc ?
Any info would be much appreciated.
Re: Learning JAVA
I feel your pain ...
I too, am a VB Weenie trying to break into Java. I just landed a position
doing JSP and ASP, so I finally got my chance.
When I first started Java here's the sequence of books I did and am still
working on ... and remember it is just MHO ...
1st Book: Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (SAMs) (It's really not bad for
a quick introduction)
2nd Book: Java, How To Program, 3rd Edition (Prentice-Hall) (Not for beginners,
in-depth, but stick with it!)
3rd Book: Professional Java Server Programming (Wrox) (I'm still working
on this one)
4th Book: JavaServer Pages (Addison-Wesley) (I just started this one)
"Brett Hicking" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I'm a VB developer that wishes to find out what all the fuss is about JAVA.
>I've heard some great things about it and am getting a bit fed up being
>in to Microsoft.
>Can anyone recommend any good Java book(s) to get me up to speed ASAP.
>Could you also recommend an IDE
>Could I do everything in Java that I can do in VB, for example Database
>with forms etc ?
>Any info would be much appreciated.
Re: Learning JAVA
I am VB programmer learing Java, much like Phil I also started off with the
Sam's teach yourself Java 2 (21 days), I am working on thinking in Java and
the wrox servlets, jsp and XML book. So far so good!
I also downloaded Forte from sun, it is a pretty good(free) IDE although
it takes a while to get used to the GUI.
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