ok so i am about to finish my final project for my java class at penn foster using the book "Java Programming: Comprehensive Taken from by Joyce Farrell" which was published in 1999 (needless to say WAAAAAAAYYYYY outdated).
so go me, i know:
all the basics (methods, classes, instantiating, objects, etc.)
applets (not Japplets)
awt (barely even talked about SWING)
IO (as in filedataoutput/input and datastreamoutput/input, nothing about buffered)
multithreading (just how to start a thread, dont know how to use more than one, or i guess 2, threads)
and very little about animation
I want to get all caught up the best i can but i dont know where to start, Swing? generics? iterators? etc.
any suggestions? i have tried looking at tutorials at sun.com and oracle.com and i dont get what they are saying (tutorials are too brief)
(BTW it took me over an hour and a half to log in, i tried logging in and it kept saying i was logging in but i was never actually logged in, any help?)
Re: what next?
Not sure of website links at the moment, but if you're looking to invest in a book, go check out
Cay Horstmann's Core Java: Volume I, Fundamentals.
Its got great material for early Swing, or if you're looking for an all around java textbook which covers tons of stuff, Cay Horstmann's Big Java is a good book.
If you're looking for a book though, please be sure to check them out on on the net first, before investing in a book which may disappoint you :P
-About your logging in issue, I get it as well. When you log in, It redirects you to the home page, but doesn't show you as logged in. To get around this, just click on the Java Programming Forums banner @ the top of the page and
it should reload with your name appearing. (If this isn't the issue you had, Apologies; but its what happens to me :P)