I am one of those fortunate guys who read some of the reviews for "Head First Java", "... Design Patterns", etc. and bought the first one ("... Java"). Java makes now sense. Bert, Kathy - thank you! I would like to ask for a bit of advice on the sequence (order) of reading these books which you think would be most logical. Of course, you can assume I start with "Head First Java" and intend to build on it by going through the entire series. I do understand that they lead into slightly different directions, but please assume that I am prepared to cover all the ground they cover and get certified. It's just that I am not sure which would be better to pick up immediately after Head First Java. Should it be "HF Design Patterns", "HF EJB", or "HF Serverlets & JSP"? Or maybe I should jump out of the series once I finish "HF Java" (to return at a later date) and pick up "Sun Certified Java Programmer & developer Study Guide" (or something similar)? Or is there another path that someone would suggest - Bert...? If any of you is kind enough to reply, can you please give me a logical sequence of the HF series and separately a sequence of this series combined with other books (even if is based only on a logical sequence of the subjects one needs to go through). Again, I do understand that these subjects lead into slightly different directions, but still, which subject (book) is more likely to build on the other? I hope my questions do not sound to dumb, but even if they do, please give me some feed back. Many thanks to all who would bother to help! Ty
P.S. I did post this message under a couple of subheadings of the forum as I was not sure would be more appropriate for the post. Sorry if I abused your web space.