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    java for c++ programmers book

    I'm starting a job in about a month as a java developer, mainly JSP using sybase database I think. Thing is most of my experience is with C++ and a bit with C and C#. I also have quite a bit of experince with web development ASP, PHP and ASP.NET which from what I heard is very similar to JSP, but no experience with JSP.

    I want to brush up on my java and OOP skills and learn the basics of JSP and database access, which I image shouldn't be too difficult with my experience. I'm probably an average programer in ability. But I don't want a book to teach me programming with java, I already know how to program.

    So basically, I want a book that will help me transition from the C++ mindset to the java mindset, refresh me on modern object oriented development methods that are used in industry, and introduce me to JSP and JDBC.

    Any recommendations? One book that could cover that would be best but multiple ones if not.

    thanks.

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    You got a Java job without having any Java experience?

    > mainly JSP using sybase database I think
    You *think* ???
    Didn't you ask at the interview what exactly was involved? Didn't they tell you?

    Man, this kind of vagueness over Java will see you serving coffee down at the local market before the day is out.
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    >> You got a Java job without having any Java experience?

    basically... I dabbled in it years ago... listed it on my resume but made it clear in interviews that I had limited experience in java but could learn. Nows the time to learn i guess

    >>You *think* ??? Didn't you ask at the interview what exactly was involved? Didn't they tell you?

    kind of. they talked about what they do and what development tools they use and stuff but I don't remember everything. On my contract I'm hired as a software engineer and it says something about java and sybase. I remember them saying they do a lot of web based stuff but don't know for sure if thats what I'll be doing or some combination. I've sent them an email to clearify.


    If they're paying me this much to serve coffee, I wouldn't mind!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertiop View Post
    If they're paying me this much to serve coffee, I wouldn't mind!!
    I think you better get learning. I doubt they pay coffee servers the same amount as software engineers.

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