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Vladimir Vucetic
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I have read all similar posts here but still have trouble. I start learning java few weeks ago. I have solid Adobe Flex development background (3 huge projects) and amateur .NET development skills. Leaving my previous job was mistake because now I can't find any (there is no flex in my country, mostly java and that is the reason why I decided to get in to). I read good book from Ivor Horton and everything is fine for now, but somehow slow. I learned a lot of java language but now I came to many paths, Spring which is huge I don't know what cores should I now or learn first, and then heard for a lot of short words jsp, jsf ,maven, hobernate, j2ee etc. again don't know which should I learn first. I wanted to see some real world java application so I downloaded spring pet-clinic application, compile it and run on tomcat but when I saw the structure of application my first thought was that I will never going to understand that code Yesterday I tried to find some good learning path for java but there is nothing that satisfy my search.
Is there any document which describe good learning path of java where I can see directions where to go? I don't want to sit too long, I wonder sometimes if I am to stupid to learn java or should I just switch to php and find some freelance job
 
Jim Hoglund
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Vladimir : Welcome to JavaRanch. Please do not be discouraged. You will find a lot
of help here. Java is a very large subject and it may take some time to decide where
to start. But I must let others with more experience give you advice about what to
study. Work hard as you study and it will be a good experience.

Jim ... ...
 
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The first place to start is core Java so you know the syntax and common APIs/idioms. After that, learn basic JDBC and JSPs/servlets. Still no third party libraries. At this point, the complete application won't look so overwhslming. You still won't know what everything does, but you will have the foundation. Then you can start learning the desired libraries - Spring, hibernate, etc and tools such as Maven.
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