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Ivan Akunenko
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I had some pretty limited programming experience in the past (mostly college stuff and a couple small web/pascal projects on a side) and my current goals are to:

a) get reasonably comfortable with java;
b) pass SCJP.

I want to do this all in 3 month and I can allocated about 20 hours a week to do that. At this point I am finishing reading Head First Java, trying to find a good OS project to dive into, and thinking to follow up with either Effective Java or HF Design Patterns.

Does the schedule sound reasonable? What other books or resources would recommend over ones listed above? How would you incorporate SCJP preparation into your study?
 
ruba sampath
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Hi,

Go for Kathy seirra book. Its very useful..

Thanks
 
Ivan Akunenko
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Do you mean SCJP book or Design Patterns?
 
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This sounds more like a learning-related question than a book-related question, so I shall move it where you will get better attention.

How much practical experience have you? Have you programmed a database application for anybody? Or a Swing application?
 
Ivan Akunenko
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:How much practical experience have you? Have you programmed a database application for anybody? Or a Swing application?

Never touched Swing. DB - only a college project with VB/MySQL, ie basic design concepts and how to put a few SELECT statements together.
 
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Ivan Akunenko wrote:Do you mean SCJP book or Design Patterns?


Probably it is none of those, but Head First Java: http://www.headfirstlabs.com/books/hfjava/

anyway, if you want to prepare for the exam then SCJP: Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065
 
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Go through the examples in the Java tutorials when you search for "JDBC".
 
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