This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
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If you're just starting out, I recommend Sun's Getting Starting tutorial. This will take you through the steps of downloading and installing Java (if you haven't already), and then compiling and running your first program.
Let us know how that goes -- we're here to help. (If you have problems or questions about downloading and installing, please remember to tell us what operating system you're using.)
After that, I recommend getting a good introductory Java book, like Head First Java by Sierra and Bates.
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer sscce.org