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Thread: Hello. I am a java newbie, and i am having a dilemma.

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    Default Hello. I am a java newbie, and i am having a dilemma.

    I've been a programmer for 5 years but I stopped working and change my line of work. I haven't been programming for the last 10 years so I need to update my skills. I want to go back in programming but some people are discouraging me because they said its too late and its very competitive. I am 36 years old and wants to go back to school to learn java. Any comments? How is the java market for 2013? Can anybody recommend a good book in java?


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    Default Re: Hello. I am a java newbie, and i am having a dilemma.

    Java is one of the best languages for cross platform programming and because it is very simple to learn. You should have no problem picking it up with your prior experience. I am still an undergraduate CS but I have talked with many graduates newly coming into the market and most of the current jobs require at least 5 year minimal java experience, and other scripting languages. In fact most business companies program in Java. I guess it depends what you are wanting to program. Check out Y. Daniel Liang's Introduction to Java book. Can pick it up for about $100.

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