Top positive review
Good Book, but Doesn't delve into the Language enough!
on 15 June 2000
The book is great if you would like to learn how to apply Java using the Microsoft J++ environment, and learn how to create different types of projects using different techniques; however, I would not say that it is necessarily a good book for beginners who would like to learn the "ins and outs" of the language. The main criticism is that it does not "dig" into the language itself, enough. The projects provide early hands on programming, but the use of the language (in terms of the numerous functions and commands available) are not explored or explained - for this, you need to refer to Ivor Horton's Java 2 book, which provides a more than thorough review & exploration of the entire Java language! I would recommend this book, if what you want is to learn the J++ environment and certain techniques/tools, but you will also definately need a book that delves into the language itself to provide a solid understanding of the subject matter!