[Tutor] Python programmer needs to learn Java

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Tue Apr 18 12:11:46 CEST 2006

> I am seeking book recommendations or preferrably online tutorials
> to help me learn Java.

The only online resources I recommend for Java are:
1) Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java and
2) The official Sun tutorial

The only book I've found that I like is:
O'Reilly Learning Java

The Java in a Nutshell is a useful reference too.

> I came from Visual Basic 6 to Python and had little problems 
> which is why I love Python.

With that background you should have little difficulty with Java 
conceptually., except that Javba uses classes for everythjing and
because of that relies hevily on class methods(statics) to mimic 
functions in VB/Python

Otherwise the pain is mainly in the rigours of strict static typing 
and getting to know the huge class library.

Have fun,

Alan G.

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