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Shahid R Malik
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Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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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
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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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.


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Joe Ess
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The Java Tutorial is a good starting point. Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java is a free download as well.


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