I come from a delphi and C# background (plus good old Blitz basic and AMOS back on the Amiga days) and want to get into JAVA.
I know it's probably been asked millions and millions of times before but have trouble trying to search for items less than 4 chars long i.e "IDE". So.. a few questions that I would loved answered.
a) What's the most popular (doesn't have to be the best) IDE to use? I am guessing the Net Beans IDE.
b) I come from a web developer and db app background but really want to stear away from that area as want something different. I am looking at games and probably mobile apps programming. I am trying to get ideas for projects to program but drawing blanks. This may be quite a loose ended question but what is java best for programming? Where does it's strengths lie? What other areas can I look at to get into the swing of JAVA?
Thanks in advance