Recommendations on learning Java
My wife who is not a programmer by any means is taking a web design class. In this class, they have two chapters on Java. (she tells me, i haven't see the text book). I assume it's really java script.
If you want to hurt yourself silly (in terms of time budgets) you might want to give something like Thinking In Java a try.
If you just want a simple tutorial, check out:
Apparently the instructor doesn't have a clue and the students don't understand so she just passed out the answer for the two chapters.
This books http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfjava/chapter/ is following a new teaching method. Look at the two sample chapters at the above mentioned site. And then you could check out the reviews here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596004656/qid=1085264803/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/002-5136879-4780857 and here http://books.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/16/165207&mode=nested&tid=108&tid=126&tid=156 (this one is more comments to the new teching method)
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