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When you learn to program you should try and answer your problems against the compiler. Write small little programs that test your thesis. That's how you remember and that's such a brilliant way of getting to know the language. Bruce Eckel has done the same thing. Unfortunately he has filled his 1500 page book with these small little programs. They are terse and take FOR-EVAR to read through and follow, often only to prove a corner case features of the language.
Now don't get me wrong; reading TIJ cover to cover WILL make you a good junior programmer, but seriously evaluate how much time you have on your hands or this book could unfortunately end up only partly read on your… Read more