Win a copy of Think Java: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist this week in the Java in General forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Getting into Java

 
Shahid R Malik
Greenhorn
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Im thinking of getting into java. Yet, after doing a bit research, I find a massive number of topics and variations on JAVA.

I have a degree in computer science and have been working as a technical artist in computer games companies for the past 10 years.

All i need to know is where to start (I was a competent programmer in my day and know c and some c++). I assume that I would have to pass the 310-019 Java Associate exam first.

Could some one recommend a beginners book/exam study guide or should i take a different route?

Any help would be much appreicated.

Thanks
 
Vishnu Prakash
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1026
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Could some one recommend a beginners book/exam study guide or should i take a different route?


Head First java - Good book to begin with.


I assume that I would have to pass the 310-019 Java Associate exam first.


NOT necessary to get a java job.


I have a degree in computer science and have been working as a technical artist in computer games companies for the past 10 years.


There is lot of competition now in java.

Java is free
Java is everywhere
So everyone have started learning java.

So better think twice before making a career change.
 
Joe Ess
Bartender
Posts: 9279
10
Linux Mac OS X Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The Java Tutorial is a good starting point. Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java is a free download as well.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic