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VB Developer Converting To Java

 
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I am in the process of teaching myself Java and view certification as a means to prove my knowledge and skills in the language. I have read through most of Sun's material and a few books. Could you suggest any materials or resources that could assist me in my migration to Java? Also, any suggestions on where to find some projects to gain some real world experience? I'm stuck in a Microsoft shop, so there aren't too many opportunities at work.

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Rick
 
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Hi
Well well well! Finally a microsoft man with a heart of change. Welcome to JavaRanch. You can check out FAQ of Javaranch and also find out stuff on the various mock materials at www.javaranch.com/mock.jsp and always post your problems here at the ranch. Good luck
Saheed
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Free online Java Programmers Exam tutorial, with lots of comments to explain how Java compares with Visual Basic
http://www.jchq.net/certkey/index.htm
 
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Thanks for the great resources.
 
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I'd just like to mentioned that Sun have just brought out Java Studio Creator which is specifically geared towards getting programmers in the VB community to try developing with Java.
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