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.
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If you don't have much knowledge, I recommend Head First Java by Sierra & Bates. Good for learning the basics of Java. From there, if you want to do the SCJP exam, I recommend the SCJP Study Guide by Sierra and Bates (same authors as the first book). It is one of the standards for preparing for the exam, especially since they helped write the actual exam.
When I die, I want people to look at me and say "Yeah, he might have been crazy, but that was one zarkin frood that knew where his towel was."
The best advice you could possibly get: Write a lot of code ;-)
Programming is not so much about the syntax and all those basics, it's about experience. When writing code you'll come across so many problems and obstacles which once handled will make you become more and more confident in what you are doing.
JDBCSupport - An easy to use, light-weight JDBC framework -
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com