I am SCJP aspirant and looking for career in Java.
I have a basic knowledge of java but want to brush up all programming skills again.
Please clear following queries:
1. Best book for java to get best understanding of concepts?
2. What are those java related technologies which are of great demand in market or will be in demand in near future?
3. What are those technologies used in IT industry along with Java which employer look for in candidate?
4. Can you please give me the name of those technologies in the order in which we should learn them.
If you want to prepare for SCJP then SCJP6 by K&B is a really good book. Also to understand the basic java programming then Head First Java by K&B is a gem of a book to own. Java has many advantages from networking to graphics and from web developing to standalone. So it depends on the employer what he wants.
[ SCJP 6.0 - 90% ] , JSP, Servlets and Learning EJB.
Try out the programs using a TextEditor. Textpad - Java 6 api
Job discussion is career related forum, but if you want to know good book for Java then you can ask in Java forums.
But I will tell you start with any basic java book, then read thinking in Java because it contains some advance concepts too.