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nonna bin taleb
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Dear All,
I'm in the period of shifting my career into J2EE(already SCJP and SCWCD). I'm in the process of learning many things: spring, hibernate, EJB 3, web services...etc. along with advancing my oracle 6 years experience.
the problem is that I'm confused regarding how to oragnize my readings and self-taught practices, I've many books and I dont know how to utilize my learning efforts so it ends up not reading anything properly.

Thanks a lot to advice me in that,
nonna
 
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I think there's a "not" too many in that post.

How about: When you find an example in the book, copy it by hand compile and run it. See what happens when you change things.
Take notes: write down on paper what you think the important points you have just read are.

Anybody else?
 
Thamizh Velan
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The question is about "How to organize" and not merely "How to".

My answer would be - One at a time, slowly but steadily.
 
nonna bin taleb
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Hello,
thanks for your suggestion.the thing is that I've many books for each single topic, for example spring or hibernate, i feel all of them are useful, but doesn't know how study all of them.
also i'm looking for live projects so that I can teach myself these.
 
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Use 50% of your learning time in hands on exercises.

Most of the Open Source Technologies including Spring, come bundled with sample applications, setup a development environment on your system using eclipse, mysql etc. and import the sample applications into your environment and try to run the application and then look at the code to figure out the modalities.

You'll learn far more by seeing code in action rather than merely going through reading material.
 
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Tutorials, self-taught projects and contribution to opensource projects are the best way to go. Initially try to get a big picture and then drill down into each in more detail. good luck. JBoss has lots of tutorials.
 
Thamizh Velan
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Originally posted by Sunit Gupta:
You'll learn far more by seeing code in action rather than merely going through reading material.


Very true.
 
nonna bin taleb
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Thanks all for your advice
 
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I highly recommend the book "How to read a book". It helped me a lot to read technical books - not only faster, but, more importantly, more effectively. It also contains advice on how to read several books on the same topic in parallel.
 
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
I highly recommend the book "How to read a book".
Is this it?
 
nonna bin taleb
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who is the author of this book please.
 
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It's on the link I posted earlier.
 
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Yes, that's the book - by Mortimer J. Adler.
 
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