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    Senior Member fatal xception's Avatar
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    Recommend good intro to Java book

    Can you recommend one to a complete noob?

    Thanks.

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    woops...gotta read the whole title from now on
    Last edited by krohnjw; April 6th, 2002 at 08:47 PM.

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    Real gangstas sip on Yacc jkrohn's Avatar
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    Recommend good intro to Java book

    The Visual Quickstart Guide
    JavaScript for the world wide web
    by: Tom Negrino and Dori Smith
    Java != Javascript
    Look into a book by O'Riley they are generally quite good. Also do you have any programming backround?

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    Nope! Is this a bad way to start?

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    The Visual Quickstart Guide
    w00t - just found it from Amazon for $2.49 - lol - shipping was 4.99.

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    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

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    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.

    *edit*
    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.

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    U.S.TechPatriot - you have a PM

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    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.

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    P.S.

    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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