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.
Hi. I've taken a few courses over the years in programming. And have decided that C++ was just too bogged down a learning curve to get any kind of true development going (in a reasonable amount of time). So i decided that Java is the ticket. so my question is I am currently half way through the Head first Java book, what should my next book be?
Also I'd like to get a design patterns to study at the same time with my next book. So I guess that ii should ask; which one is a beginners book supposed to be.
the reasons for java is the easier learning curve, cross platform performance, and true object oriented design.