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Paul Chamsay
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I have finished studying HFJ and I'm wondering what book I should tackle next. I basically want to expand my knowledge in java and have a "working knowledge" in it and maybe contribute to open-source as well soon. I have basic knowledge in C++, VB.net, and HTML/CSS if that matters..
 
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Understanding design patterns will help in lots of circumstances (I've heard HF Design Patterns is good ).

What kind of applications are you interested in? J2EE - big server stuff? Small apps. on phones?

You might also hang out a bit in the OO, Patterns forum.

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Bert
 
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I guess for now I would have to say desktop applications.
 
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Try exploring on Java FX, Android and some Swing components.
 
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