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Hi. I've taken a few courses over the years in programming. And have decided that C++ was just too bogged down a learning curve to get any kind of true development going (in a reasonable amount of time). So i decided that Java is the ticket. so my question is I am currently half way through the Head first Java book, what should my next book be?
Also I'd like to get a design patterns to study at the same time with my next book. So I guess that ii should ask; which one is a beginners book supposed to be.
the reasons for java is the easier learning curve, cross platform performance, and true object oriented design.






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Answers:

1. next book for java i would recommend is: Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6/Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5
2. nice book for design patterns is "Head First Design Patterns"

GOF (Gang of Four) is also a very good book for design patterns but it has lots of text to study.

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Welcome to JavaRanch

Please search this forum: you find this sort of question comes up frequently, most recently here, which is worth reading.
 
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saqib sarwar wrote:GOF (Gang of Four) is also a very good book

Don't call it GOF on this forum; many beginners won't know which book you mean. It is the second book on this search.
 
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