Be that as it may, it's probably time now to swallow these objections and get into it in a serious way.
The resources and advice out on the web there are daunting and confusing. Here, there are people that I trust, at least none of you will try and sell me a Java book or course. Some of you have done significant Java, I would imagine.
What do you folks recommend would be a good course to really get into Java? What are the good books? What about the books available on Safari?