Re: Resources for C# developer moving to Java

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Thu, 11 Oct 2007 19:37:00 -0400
dwok wrote:

  I have been a Microsoft developer most of my career. Most of my work
has been of the web variety using ASP.NET and C#. I would like to
learn more Java and explore the J2EE technologies. Can anyone suggest
resources (books/articles/etc..) for a C# developer looking to learn
more Java? I see a lot of resources for folks wanting to go from Java
to C#, but have yet to find something for those looking to move from
C# to Java. Thanks.

I think you will find the Java language itself very easy to learn.

1) Download and install JDK 1.6 (also known as 6)
2) Download and install Eclipse 3.3
3) Download and unpack the Java API docs (Java class library) - it
     is HTML so you can view it with your browser
4) Get a standard Java book as reference - just pick anyone that
     is recent and has good reviews at

Then you will be coding Java in a few months.

JEE (previous J2EE) is a completely different matter.

You will need quite a bit to master that.

You will need:
   * application server (I will recommend JBoss)
   * book about servlets and JSP
   * book about EJB's
   * book about your web framework (I will recommend JSF but Struts could
     still be a possibility)
   * possible a book about Hibernate if you will use that
   plus more

That may take years to master.


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