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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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1.0 out of 5 stars Ugghh!, 11 Mar. 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
WROX? Box of rocks maybe! In fact, a box of rocks may be more useful if you are trying to learn Java. Horton may know Java, but he can't teach it. Find another book or stick with the tutorials, but whatever you do, stay away from this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for the average programmer, 6 Jan. 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This book does it all, and does it well. Great book for the average programmer wanting to learn Java. Super easily to follow and covers ALL the basics. Doesn't touch the adavanced issues though. Overall Thought: BUY IT!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for the average programmer, 6 Jan. 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This book does it all, and does it well. Great book for the average programmer wanting to learn Java. Super easily to follow and covers ALL the basics. Doesn't touch the adavanced issues though. Overall Thought: BUY IT!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard to follow, very wordy., 4 April 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I have read several books on Java, this one seemed to me to be the most confusing. I would not suggest this book to anyone other than a seasoned programmer. NOT a good entry level text. The examples were semi informative
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook and comprehensive language overview book, 20 Nov. 1997
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I'm using this book for the Java courses at ZDU and it covers the Java language more thoroughly than I've seen any book cover any language (with the possible exception of the out of print textbook I wrote on C <G>)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a book for beginners, 12 Dec. 1997
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
I absolutely agree with the reader from Austria. Don't buy this book if you have no or little programming experience. Plus this book is not very readable because the writig style is not concise and to the point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, a must read!, 10 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
Love the book. It explain (almost) everything clearly. There isn't enough discussion on applet though. The chapter on Input/output and JDBC is particularly helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Jun. 1999
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
No competition! Well-paced, explanations are appropriate, well edited, insightful. An epic. Took me 6 months (approx 30 hrs/week).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!, 4 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This is a good book for beginner. If you already know c++ then this book is an easy one. Overall, it's a great book for beginner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK, 30 Sept. 1998
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This review is from: Beginning Java (Paperback)
This book is great for anyone who wants to learn JAVA Programming from the gound up !
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