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  1. #1
    Brett Hicking Guest

    Learning JAVA


    Hi everyone


    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.


    Thanks


    Brett

  2. #2
    Phil Guest

    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)

    Good luck!

    Phil


    "Brett Hicking" <bhicking@ralabone.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >Hi everyone
    >
    >
    >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.
    >
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >
    >Brett



  3. #3
    Joe Guest

    Re: Learning JAVA


    Hi,
    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.

    Good luck,

    joe

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