I have finished SCJP, now that I know core Java, I would like to learn I/O, Swing, RMI before writing SCWCD. But not in detail just an overview. I read that HFJ covers that. Is that sufficient to know Swing. Can somebody who has already gone through the book tell me whether I can buy that book?
Originally posted by Preethi Tushar: Is that sufficient to know Swing. Can somebody who has already gone through the book tell me whether I can buy that book?
As you might have seen the Table of Contents of HF Java, Chapter-12 and 13 covers about Swing... And Chapter-14 and 15 covers about I/O in overview and Chapter-18 introduces about RMI...
I think if you are just looking for a book to learn an overview of those technologies, the HF Java might be enough for you... If not, you need to find some other those technologies-specific book available out there in the market...
Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Thanks Nicolas for your advice, but I have heard that SCJD takes lot of time. As I'm looking for a job right now, I would like to just get some knowledge of Swing etc and proceed to SCWCD, I thought that might help in my job search. I 'll go through the url you specified.
Thanks Ko Ko Naing, I saw that the table of contents has Swing etc, but is it sufficient for me to say 'I'm pretty confident in Swing etc'. I just want to be comfortable with that, I mean have a good understanding of it but at the same time not go deep into it. I think you have gone through the book, does it have enough examples to make us feel comfortable with Swing, I/O & RMI...Does the first edition cover all these.. If you know plz do reply... Any advice will be helpful.
My 2 cents: Swing is a big animal, but it gets easier if you get a deeper understanding of it. I found Swing much easier to use once I pushed myself through a complete Swing reference (I think it was the Manning Swing book, but I'd have to find it to see). You may want to just touch on the basics of Swing for now, but put a more in depth look somewhere down your priority list.
And three things that have saved me alot of headache on swing are Foxtrot, Swing Worker, and JGoodies Forms.
I defnitely would like to dive in a lil' deeper in Swing, but right now I can't, I'll do it at a later time. So I just need lil' overview and understanding. I just hope Bert & Kathy will come up with something on Swing alone. With the help of their book alone I cleared my SCJP 1.4. I'm kinda accustomed to their teaching. I'm hesitating to buy HFJ 'coz I know core Java. I think for now Java Tutorial is the only way. Hey Steven, I didn't get what those forms you had written where can I find them. Thanks a lot both of u for ur advice...