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Eddie Lee
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Hi,
I'm an ASP developer, I'm new to the Java world and I wanted to know what I should study after I've learned the semantics of the language. I think I'm pretty comfortable now with interpretting code now I just need to get some hands on experience with coding something usefull.

Any one have any suggestions on what I can do to get more familiar. I ultimately want to be able to work with IBM Websphere Portlets and other web components. Thanks.
 
Hentay Duke
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I think right here at JavaRanch there are some code examples and exercises, they would be a good place to start. Also getting one of those "Cookbook" type of books can be good for someone who likes to learn from existing code.
 
Adam Vinueza
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Going through the Cattle Drive exercizes should be useful. If you want to work on web components, the Servlets part should be a good introduction to the basics of Java web services. You might also want to play around with Tomcat and Apache Axis.
 
Ariel Ortiz
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Hi Eddie,

I would recommend you two great books to get you started:

"Head First Java, 2E" Kathy Sierra, et al
O'Reilly & Associates, Published 2005, 2nd edition, ISBN 0596009208

"Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam" Bryan Basham, et al
O'Reilly & Associates, Published 2004, ISBN 0596005407

...Ariel
 
Eddie Lee
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Thanks I'll check those books out.
But, I think I'm ready to do some hard coding now. I've read so much lately my neck hurts from lack of movement.
 
sandip pol
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refer
core java by cay Horstman ,gary cornell
just java by peter vander lindon it is nice book
 
m brown
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im reading the head first java book and so far its probably the best book ive ever read
 
tim mahoney
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Im new to java also. Go here and work with the app example:

http://java.sun.com/j2ee/tutorial/1_3-fcs/doc/JSPIntro3.html
 
Eddie Lee
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I read the Core Java Book also, a great introductory book to Java.
I also finished the cattle ranch examples on javaranch. They were very usefull. Anyone have links to anything like those examples?

Thanks.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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