A friend of mine recently started studying at university again, two years web programming starting with Java. Since I started working nights I have a couple of free hours at work every day so I thought that it would be a good idea to start programming again too. I was never really proficient at it, but hey, why not right?
So I recently got started using Objects First with Java,
and damn has my mind deteriorated or what!
It's gonna take some time to get the logical parts of my brain up to full speed again thats for sure. I wouldn't recommend the book unless you have someone you can ask some questions because I really think the progression in it is too fast without a teacher. The educational development environment Blue J is really good though, it gets you right into the concepts of object oriented programming without even writing one line of code.
All in all it's fun doing something that requires a bit of brain power again, hope it lasts :)