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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect
Coming from a C++ background I needed a decent book on Java. After hours of searching and looking at reviews I decided upon this one. Thankfully I was not disappointed, as many programming books have failed to live upto their grandesque titles. The introduction was clear and informative and the book continued to provide useful information throughout. The only major...
Published on 26 July 2000

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not for a beginner
I ordered this book and found it a bit hard to understand. Since the authors assume that readers have a sound background in C/C++, they jump to quite complicated examples in the very first chapters. The book also put much emphasis on web development, graphical interfaces and multimedia.
In conclusion, If you are looking for a more detailed, step-by-step guide to...
Published on 20 Feb 2001


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect, 26 July 2000
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This review is from: Learning Java (Paperback)
Coming from a C++ background I needed a decent book on Java. After hours of searching and looking at reviews I decided upon this one. Thankfully I was not disappointed, as many programming books have failed to live upto their grandesque titles. The introduction was clear and informative and the book continued to provide useful information throughout. The only major let down was the CD which I felt could have been made much better. Although I thought this book assumed a bit of computing knowledge and as such wouldnt recommend it to the beginner. However I would definately suggest a purchase if like me you are interested in getting to know Java a bit better. After all most of the things we need for reference nowadays are on the internet. This provides a good back up to that.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book by far to learn from a programming background, 18 April 2001
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I had an urgent need to learn Java quickly and bought several books: SAMS Java 2, Deitel&Deitel's How to Program Java to name but two, but this book is the best by far.
Pretty much all basic principles are demonstrated in the first few chapters, and backed up with some great examples. Also, the first chapters resist from telling you everything about a principle or class which avoids confusion and allow you to build a complete picture of the language in your head.
Later chapters concrete over your knowledge and fill in the gaps - it's much easier to understand than the other books that I started to read because you have all the basic principles from a very early stage.
In combination with the JAVA and JAVA ENTERPRISE IN A NUTSHELL books, this makes an excellent resource.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not for a beginner, 20 Feb 2001
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I ordered this book and found it a bit hard to understand. Since the authors assume that readers have a sound background in C/C++, they jump to quite complicated examples in the very first chapters. The book also put much emphasis on web development, graphical interfaces and multimedia.
In conclusion, If you are looking for a more detailed, step-by-step guide to Java, this is not the one. On the other hand, if you have a good background in C or C++ and looking forward to learn java in a quick-paced manner, this might be the one you should consider.
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