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I disagree; the SCWCD Exam Study Kit is very good.
You can go to the Manning web site to look at sample chapters;
also the complete source code and an abbreviated version of
an exam simulator.

The Head First book IS probably more complete, but the
comic book style can get annoying after a few chapters.

So, you must decide which style of book helps you the most.
If you have the time, use both books.
Eclipse is great ... one little annoying (lack of a) feature though ... in Microsft Word, and almost every text editor I can think of, if you triple click on a line, it selects the whole line. Won't work in Eclipse, though! I reported this almost a year ago, and still it has not been fixed ... so much for open source!
TextPad and UltraEdit are NOT free ... true, you can download them for free, but if you are honest, you are supposed to pay for them.
For Java, Eclipse is a VERY good IDE. It is truly free, too! And, since it is the foundation for IBM's WebSphere Development Studio, it will be good to know if you ever migrate to that.
Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve to Eclipse, but (FINALLY) there are a couple of books out there on it now:
Eclipse in Action by David Gallardo (Manning)
and
The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse by Sherry Shavor (Addison Wesley).
I recommend the former; it's easier.
Give Eclipse a try; it's free and it's really cool! [ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Pleger ](Eclipse Homepage)
[ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Pleger ]
TextPad and UltraEdit are NOT free ... true, you can download them for free, but if you are honest, you are supposed to pay for them.
For Java, Eclipse is a VERY good IDE. It is truly free, too! And, since it is the foundation for IBM's WebSphere Development Studio, it will be good to know if you ever migrate to that.
Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve to Eclipse, but (FINALLY) there are a couple of books out there on it now:
Eclipse in Action by David Gallardo (Manning)
and
The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse by Sherry Shavor (Addison Wesley).
I recommend the former; it's easier.
Give Eclipse a try; it's free and it's really cool! [ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Pleger ](Eclipse Homepage)
[ June 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Pleger ]
19 years ago