I have worked a lot on Microsoft platform and have got tired of being developing for Windows only..... [yea u get the point]. Iam totally new to Java and my requirements are to be professional in J2EE (ie use JDBC with Oracle and SQL Server), etc.
I know .NET is out there but I think I want to go for J2EE because if i learn to use Java, C# wont be a problem for me. That way I kill 2 birds with one arrow. The only problem is that since Im new to Java I dont know what track to opt for, ie how to reach there, where to start from....., etc.
If your thinking Im bit horrified with the Java development then yes your right, Iam. I have seen Java developers writing novels in java (more than 20000 lines of code) to get a simple app working.
So I would like advice from all the experts as what pattern should i adopt to reach my goal. Currently I have started from Java 2 Programmer Certification books, trying to get my concepts clear.