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John Johnson
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Joined: Nov 05, 2006
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Hey guys!
After passing SCJP exam I am ready to begin studying for SCJD. The problem is that I had no previous experience in Java. The only reason I passed SCJP is because I programmed in C/C++ for quite a while and so I had some experience in OOP. So stuff like JDBC and RMI is foreign to me. What books you suggest I should read before even considering taking SCJD. I have already ordered Rusty Harold's "Java Network programming" and after I'm done with that I will read his book on RMI. What else should I consider reading? Please give me some guidance, I will appreciate it. Thank you.
Petr Hejl
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Joined: Feb 26, 2006
Posts: 68
From my point of view: code, code and code Reading books is not enough (although it is useful)...
John Johnson
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Joined: Nov 05, 2006
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If I don't read the books I wouldn't be able to code in the first place. I must get the knowledge first, and only then apply it.
Petr Hejl
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Joined: Feb 26, 2006
Posts: 68
I supposed that you are able to code after passing the programmer exam...
John Johnson
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Joined: Nov 05, 2006
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SCJP has nothing to do with GUI, networking and databases. Absolutely nothing.
Brian Kelly
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 54
Originally posted by John Johnson:
SCJP has nothing to do with GUI, networking and databases. Absolutely nothing.

You don't need a book. Just read the tutorials on www.java.sun.com.

All you need to read is the ones on RMI (easy enough), SWING (not so easy), file io, and threads (which you should know from SCJP).

The "database" isn't anything complicated. It's just a file you read and edit...


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