This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Greetings! Quick bio then a simple question! * I'm getting back into SQA after a 5-6 year layoff (mostly blackbox, some automation tools) * I'm not really an engineer but given 9+ years in QA feel very comfortable "looking" at code from a testing perspective * I Have taken a few entry level courses (HTML, XML, SQL -lots of L's!) * I Have built some good functional websites (HTML and already availble cgi's hooked to Filemaker Pro databases on the back-end I'm interested in learning Java mostly so that I can enhance my testing skills, but I do like to dabble a little. What would you suggest? Thanks Mike McGeoy
I would suggested "Beginning Java 2" by Ivor Horton. I used his book to learn Java. I started in the IT world as a COBOL/C developer (yeah COBOL) and needed to upgrade my skills. I found this book particularly useful. He usually starts with a simple piece of code and adds more and more layers, explaining as it builds. It's a very 'hands on' type book. There are exercises at the end of each chapter you should attempt. All the answers are available from the 'p2p.wrox.com' Website. Regards Mike Parish Toronto Canada