Thanks very much Tim and Campbell. Appreciate the welcome.
Have no fear, I'm sure I'll be asking MANY Java questions over the next few months. I'm pretty much starting out from ground zero but I was able to briefly borrow a colleague's copy of the OCA Java SE Programmer I certification book by Jeanne and Scott, just so I know what lies ahead. The JavaRanch looks like a great place to learn from what little I've seen of it.
I'm heading off to work on a few "Hello World" apps to get the basics, then go from there.
posted 3 years ago
I am not convinced that a certification guide is the best sort of book for beginners.