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James Hambrick
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I have The Complete Reference Java 2 fifth edition by Herbert Schildt and I dont find it too helpful. I also have Java for dummies which I have had to look at when not seeing what I need in The Complete Reference. I am concered with developing GUI's using Swing. I have an okay grasp on variables and if then's. Also I may need some help with classes since I mainly used VB6 in college. I have the basics down, but sometimes don't see how it will be put to use in programs. Maybe a better book will show me what I need to see. Also any great online tutorials will be great. I know there was one on Sun's website somewhere, I remember looking at it a little a few years ago.
 
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Here is Sun's Java 6 SE Tutorial, including a tutorial on Swing:

Sun's Tutorials

A good overall book on Java is "Head First Java":

"Head First Java"

For Swing, I like an older book. It's very inexpensive and it has a lot of good content despite the fact that it covers Java SE 1.3.

"Core JFC"

I like having a second, newer book on Swing to,you can get the Swing Tutorial from Sun in hard-copy for Java 5:

"The JFC Swing Tutorial" Second Edition

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You might want to mosey on over to our Bunkhouse as well. You'll find tons of reccomendations and reviews there as well.
 
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