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hello. im completely new to Java. i have done quite a bit of C# in the past, so that should be an advantage really. my question is, which area or section of Java should i start studying (i dont need to go through console applications..) to have a quick start into building graphical applications, then maybe mobile phones apps or even something for the web? could please anybody advise me? cheers

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NetBeans or Eclipse. I use Eclipse and love it.
I'm assuming you can understand the basics and just don't know java's capabilities and syntax. If you really want to jump straight into GUIs, do a google search for "java layouts" and "java swing."

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I started with "Java for Dummies (9 Books in One)". And NetBeans. I love NetBeans.

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cheers, but i didnt ask for java for dumies, i said, i done quite a bit of c# and i dont have a problem with java at all. already tried it and its pretty much the same like c#. it seems like nobody even red my question, and i thought this website was solid. my mistake.. cheers anyway. ps: i was asking for a head start for more advanced java for mobile phone applications for example and stuff.. NO BASICS.. see?

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I have a C++ in a Nutshell O'Reilly book and it's nothing beginner, although a beginner with enough patience could use it. It has everything there is to know on the language. Here is the O'Reilly Java in a Nutshell:
Java in a Nutshell
And here is the Java 6 API reference:
Java 6 API

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cheers, but i didnt ask for java for dumies, i said, i done quite a bit of c# and i dont have a problem with java at all. already tried it and its pretty much the same like c#. it seems like nobody even red my question, and i thought this website was solid. my mistake.. cheers anyway. ps: i was asking for a head start for more advanced java for mobile phone applications for example and stuff.. NO BASICS.. see?

yeah, the "I 'm completely new to Java" part gave that away :)
the best place to find info about (from basic to the more advanced stuff) Java is the official site. (this used to be http://java.sun.com, but since Java was taken over by Oracle, it should redirect you to their site.

go take a look there, it should get you lots of handy information on how to get further.

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Quick question on the subject of Java APIs since it was mentioned.

Is it possible to download an API? And if so, from where would I do that?

Thanks everyone!

Sorry for asking in another post.

-WolfShield

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Dear friend,

I would recoommend you to start off by getting a copy of the famous book called,
Head First - Java 2nd Edition by O'Reilley. It is a great book for any started and it is more than a computer book. It is really engrossing and interesting.

Regards,
Ali.

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