This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
this is my first post here. I work as a web developer and have about 9 years of experience programming PHP, 4 years of Ruby/Rails and about 3 years of Objective-C. I'd say I am a a mediocre programmer but know my way around OO concepts...
Right now I am at the "completely intimidated" stage, having tried to read up on how to get started with java web development, but already have a hard time deciding basic stuff like what frameworks to give a closer look to - there are a a lot of Java frameworks. I would probably like to go the Struts 2 / Spring way plus Google Web Toolkit, probably because I am looking for something like RoR in the "Java universe".
So, my question is, can anyone recommend books, websites, wikis, or any other resource to learn both Java and its web-targeted frameworks at the same time? I am not looking to become a Java genius, its only the web development subset that interests me.
Could be I am completely steering in the wrong direction, though - please let me know!