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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Starter Book OR Reference
This 1,000 page plus book is perfect for the beginner, and does have enough depth to please most intermediate Java programmers. Typically books this size lose something half way through. Not this one! After reading this book, you are more than prepared to write apps and applets of more than just your "Hello, world!" variety.

Not too many typos, and...
Published on 3 Sept. 1997

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2.0 out of 5 stars Horton may know his Java, but he's no teacher!
Although I think Horton's book is excellent for somebody with a firm background in C++, he attempts to teach abstract content with more abstracts, yet only to pile more abstrats on later! For example, he uses math too often in his logic, when other content will do.
Other authors do a much better job at teaching the Java language by example, rather than boring...
Published on 16 May 1999


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3.0 out of 5 stars Starts off okay, and goes downhill from there., 26 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This book starts out very understandable and informative, however, once he gets into his chapters on handling events, he introduces way too many new topics at once in his examples before he explains them. Most times after an example, he gives a less than thorough explanation of the things introduced in the example. I'd have to agree that this is not a book for beginners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Generally a good guide, 25 April 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I liked the book a lot, even though I didn't care much for some of examples that Mr. Horton seeed to be interested in. I also found Chapter 5 to be somewhat busy. However, despite it's flaws it is a great book. I suggest you buy it for a beginning book. I have also recently seen Second Edition and my guess is that it would be an even better buy. You decide.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The first half of the book is for beginners., 31 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
Everything in the book prior to the chapters on event handling and the document/view architecture is for beginners. Once you've gotten past the first half of the book, there is a wide gap in the required experience level for someone to continue on. It gets very confusing. Buy this book, but buy another one to help you to fill in that gap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tutorial for Object-Oriented programming in Java, 14 Jun. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This book is the best book I ever read!!!. The Author explaint the Document/View architecture so deep and clear. I applied this idea on my two big Java projects and it works excellent.
I agree that half part of this book is not for beginner. The people who can understand this book will need strong Object-Oriented programming experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, good introduction to java, 9 Mar. 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I've bought 2 WROX books and have been very pleased with both (also bought the Professional ASP book). The layout of this book is nice: clear explanations combined with highlighted code. I like Horton's writing style: conversational. Since I'm primarily interested in Web development, would like to have seen more on applets.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, thorough, informative book on Java!, 3 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This book is terrific! I used it to accompany me through my development of my Java client/server project. The examples (although some of which didn't work for some reason) were numerous and applicable. This book is great for the beginner and for the experienced programmer! Great for learning, and great for reference!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good and VERY thorough introduction to Java, 29 Aug. 2001
This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
If you are a newcomer to Java (& have some spare time available!), this (or his newer version covering Java 2) is definately the book for you. It is clear, well structured and extremely thorough with the concepts that it covers. It does require commitment but is, in parts, extremely enjoyable!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The book is good and covers it all, but readability suffers, 4 Mar. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I found the writer adds too many side comments and dialogs that distract from the topic. In some cases newly learned language and concepts are adopted too quickly, in other cases they are repeated to the point you find yourself skimming pages. The book size in my opinion is due to a lot of fluff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good complement to Core Java 1, 12 Dec. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I own both Core Java I and Beginning Java and found the latter complements the former. Beginning Java has more examples and source code, while, IMHO, Core Java aims at somehow experienced programmers and assumes intermediate Java knowledge. In short, this book is not a bad buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!, 18 April 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I have found the book to be very helpful. No programing experience is really required. OO parts are a bit skimpy but even VB experience will help you a lot. The book is genreally easy to follow and I recommend it to everyone who wants to learn the beuty of java.
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