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Federico Techera
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Hello everyone.

I have programming experience on the old Visual Basic but I never worked with Object Oriented point of view.

I need to create a small program and maybe is the perfect excuse to learn.

Tried first with Python but widely dispersed resources was a weak point for me.

What I need is some tips about the technologies I need to learn on Java to do something like this:

-Desktop application with friendly GUI

-Add, Edit and Delete some data in database. (It can be plain text too but I think SQL or similar will be better)

-Search records

-Print records with the option of print to printer or to PDF

1) So, I only need Java (I use Eclipse or Netbeans) or do I need more technologies, pluging or whatever?

2) Also, what book do you think is a good book for something like me, trying to learn from the start?

Thanks a lot.
 
Maneesh Godbole
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Welcome to the Ranch.
You can start off with http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/
I personally liked the Core Java series by Cornell/Horstmann so I would recommend that. Others have had a similar experience with the Head First series.

At a beginners stage I would not really encourage IDEs like Eclipse/Netbeans. Go for something like TextPad or JEdit
 
Federico Techera
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Welcome to the Ranch.
You can start off with http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/
I personally liked the Core Java series by Cornell/Horstmann so I would recommend that. Others have had a similar experience with the Head First series.

At a beginners stage I would not really encourage IDEs like Eclipse/Netbeans. Go for something like TextPad or JEdit


Thanks a lot Maneesh!
 
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