I need some help to improve my career. Currently I am not a programmer but I learned some java and object oreinted programming in school. I didn't do well during school in programming so I have to move on to different path in career. My current career hasn't be great either and its not because I didn't work hard on this career.
I really want to do something technical but I have very bad experience learning computers in the past. I got overwhelmed with lots of languages to learn and I was bit lazy. Now, I have grown up and learned my mistakes and I want to learn and improve my career as my current job is a dead end job.
What are the important things you have to know to be a java programmer? Will a good knowledge of object orientation programming is good enough to be a java programmar? or does the java programmer has to really know J2EE. how much important are jave swing and java applets?
will like to hear you from current programmers and thanks in advance.