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Bobby Smallman
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Hello everyone!

I am just about finished going through my first Java book, I started with Head First Java after hearing so many good reviews. I am trying to figure out what would be the best book to use as my second book. I have heard good things about Head First Design Patterns but am unsure if this is the right fit for where I am at in my Java life. When in my Java learning should I begin to look at specific frameworks etc like say books dedicated to Apache Tomcat etc. I am eager to hear what you all think!

Finally. since I am planning on getting my SCJP when should I start focusing on that specifically? Is completing Head First Java enough background to begin studying for SCJP with a book like the Sierra/Bates 1.6 SCJP book?

Thanks!
 
Bear Bibeault
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It's never a bad idea to learn abut patterns, but reading a book on Tomcat before you have Servlets and JSP under your belt would be pointless.

Where do your interests lie?
 
celia smith
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Well, a nice idea...As I know patterns are not easy to learn, so be careful when you wok.
Anyway, good luck to you and uour new book


 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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