chris webster wrote:Following Greg's recommendation for Head First Java, you should also look at Head First Servlets & JSP, which is slightly out of date but still a good quick introduction to web application development using Java. It should be fairly easy for you to pick up once you've got some basic Java, and your web experience will be very useful.
thank you so much
Greg Charles wrote:There are many excellent books and online resources for learning Java. I'd recommend Head First Java as a good one. I haven't read it, but the other Head First books I've read have been really good. Also, Kathy and Bert, its two authors are quite active on here on the Ranch. You could also check out The Cattle Drive and see if that's something you'd like to try. As far as a path, I've seen several people make the jump from web development to server side Java programming, and they always did it by appealing to managers within their own companies to give them a chance at the Java work when it was available.