Hi I have been trying to learning j2ee for few weeks now. I think the hardest part for me is to pick the right material/books and is understandable for me. I have decent understanding of core java. I feel as if core java books are more readable than j2ee books. I have been looking around for a while and found a lot of j2ee books are very difficult to read for beginners like me.
Right now I am tackling head first servlets & jsp and marty hall's coreservlets since I think they are the only readable j2ee books to me for now. And I think the jsp and servlets are the first major topic for j2ee.
My question is, what topic should I get into after jsp and servlets? Is there any books that are beginner friendly as head first servlets?
I have already skim few chapters from Beginning Java EE 5 - From Novice to Professional, The Java EE 5 Tutorial and Java Enterprise in a Nutshell. They are not as easy to read, even though they may be considered real good books to read for beginners.