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Hi,

I'm from a VB background but am having to learn Java for a new project
we have at work.

Can anyone suggest a decent way to learn it (and fairly fast). Will be
using JBuilder 7, have a few manuals on my desk but basically have no
idea where to start.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Simon
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Read "Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition" by Bruce Eckel. You can download
it from http://www.mindview.net/Books
Regards,
Johan Louwers.

On 6 May 2004 03:00:54 -0700, si***********@kcom.com (redcard) wrote:
Hi,

I'm from a VB background but am having to learn Java for a new project
we have at work.

Can anyone suggest a decent way to learn it (and fairly fast). Will be
using JBuilder 7, have a few manuals on my desk but basically have no
idea where to start.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Simon


Jul 17 '05 #2

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<h4><p>there are three books that i would strongly recommend:
<h4><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782140777/qid=1083851707/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Complete
Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
<p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there are
other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the others.
given that the author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7 to
10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student in
mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
<p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be pressed
for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger recommendation by
far...

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
<p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that if
you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!

<p>- perry


redcard wrote:
Hi,

I'm from a VB background but am having to learn Java for a new project
we have at work.

Can anyone suggest a decent way to learn it (and fairly fast). Will be
using JBuilder 7, have a few manuals on my desk but basically have no
idea where to start.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Simon


Jul 17 '05 #3

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<h4><p>there are three books that i would strongly recommend:
<h4><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782140777/qid=1083851707/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Complete
Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
<p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there are
other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the others.
given that the author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7 to
10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student in
mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
<p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be pressed
for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger recommendation by
far...

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
<p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that if
you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!

<p>- perry

Jul 17 '05 #4

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<h4><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782140777/qid=1083851707/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Complete
Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
</p><p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there
are other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the
others. given that author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7
to 10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student
in mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!
</p><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
</p><p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be
pressed for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger
recommendation by far...
</p><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
</p><p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that
if you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!
</p><p>- perry
<br>
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<h4><p>there are three books that i would strongly recommend:
<h4><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782140777/qid=1083851707/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Complete
Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
<p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there are
other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the others.
given that the author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7 to
10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student in
mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
<p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be pressed
for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger recommendation by
far...

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
<p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that if
you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!

<p>- perry

Jul 17 '05 #6

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<h4><p>there are three books that i would strongly recommend:
<h4><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782140777/qid=1083851707/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Complete
Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
<p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there are
other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the others.
given that the author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7 to
10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student in
mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
<p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be pressed
for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger recommendation by
far...

<p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
<p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that if
you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!

<p>- perry


redcard wrote:
Hi,

I'm from a VB background but am having to learn Java for a new project
we have at work.

Can anyone suggest a decent way to learn it (and fairly fast). Will be
using JBuilder 7, have a few manuals on my desk but basically have no
idea where to start.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Simon


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Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
</p><p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there
are other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the
others. given that author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7
to 10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student
in mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!
</p><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
</p><p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be
pressed for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger
recommendation by far...
</p><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
</p><p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that
if you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!
</p><p>- perry
<br>
</p></h4></body></html>

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Java 2 Certification Study Guide (3rd Edition)</a>
</p><p>this book will go into detail on the fine points of Java. there
are other certification books and i can vouche for this one over the
others. given that author of this book contributed to the certification
exams themselves, this book has an edge because, as i said, it
highlights some of the more refined areas (and ideals) of java not
emphasized in other java study guides... also, be prepared to spend 7
to 10 days going thru it as each chapter is designed with the student
in mind.... best investment (quickest return) for your time however!
</p><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1575213915/qid=1083851818/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Teach
Yourself Java 1.2 in 24 Hours</a>
</p><p>this book can be recommended for those who do as indicated, i've
reviewed the book and am recommending it to you should really be
pressed for time. nevertheless the first book is the stronger
recommendation by far...
</p><p><a
href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471267147/qid=1083852060/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-3709073-8244826?v=glance&amp;s=books">Mastering
JBuilder</a>
</p><p>and while there are similiar books on Jbuilder, i'll assume that
if you are comfortable with VB, then this book will be able to quickly
highlight the intended (yet not always apparent) methods with which
JBuilder was designed... another good investment of your time!
</p><p>- perry
<br>
</p></h4></body></html>

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