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April 6th, 2002, 04:20 PM #1
Recommend good intro to Java book
Can you recommend one to a complete noob?
April 6th, 2002, 08:38 PM #2
woops...gotta read the whole title from now on
Last edited by krohnjw; April 6th, 2002 at 08:47 PM.
April 6th, 2002, 08:44 PM #3Recommend good intro to Java book
The Visual Quickstart Guide
by: Tom Negrino and Dori Smith
Look into a book by O'Riley they are generally quite good. Also do you have any programming backround?
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April 6th, 2002, 08:53 PM #4
Nope! Is this a bad way to start?
April 6th, 2002, 11:58 PM #5The Visual Quickstart Guide
April 7th, 2002, 12:14 AM #6
I have a book called
"Introduction To Programming Using JAVA"
An Object Oriented Approach
By David Arnow and Gerald Weiss
JAVA 2 Update Version
I am looking to sell it so contact me via PM if you want some info on it!
I really like the book but I am more into Perl now
April 7th, 2002, 03:12 AM #7
i'm a loyer customer to the O'Reilly publisher. excellent books, start at beginner and move into advanced things by the end.
i've read half the HTML/XML book and it's thorough, my friend has the Running Linux book, both books are very simple and very informative.
i can't post the link because it gives an error, just search for "o'reilly java" at amazon.com and you get a good list of em.
April 7th, 2002, 03:55 PM #8
U.S.TechPatriot - you have a PM
April 8th, 2002, 03:41 PM #9
The best Java book I've found in terms of completeness (?) and clarity would be "Beginning Java 2" by Ivor Horton, JDK version 1.3. The book does an okay job of teaching you object oriented programming but it really excels in the mechanical aspect of the language. If you had to only read on book this would be it.
Now as far as O'reilly books go, I agree, they're hard to beat. I've got "The Java Cookbook" which is meant to be the second book you buy after you learn the basics of Java. It's full of tips and tricks. Highly recommended.
April 8th, 2002, 03:45 PM #10
If you're looking for a really cook Developement Environment you should head to www.Eclipse.org and download Eclipse. It's a really useful and simple Environment. It has alot of the functionality of the Visual Age for Java but non of the complexity. Plus, it runs really good on older machines. I wish I would have known of this one when I first started. Not that that was all that long ago........
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