This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
There are books to help get started (Java Actually appears to be a good one), documentation from Sun and other about the APIs (reading that stuff is a trick) and everything else, but where can one find example code using these classes? I have seen the applets on Java Ranch but am looking for a few more.