I know this isn't a site for java but were can I get some good java tutorials?
I recommend getting Thinking In Java. It's freely availible from http://www.bruceeckel.com
Prove you can code in C++ or C# at TopCoder, referrer rrenaud
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This is the best Java board I found......I used it a while ago and its a total goldmine for all things (Kind of like this place...but....ugh...for Java)