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Good Beginner's Manual,
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This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (covering Java 7 and Android) (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours) (Paperback)
Confucius once stated that he gave his students a portion of the required knowledge for their lesson and if they did not go and discover the remainder for themselves he would not teach them again _ I don't know of any book that completely covers all of the aspects of a programming language_ and Java in particular has so many facets that it would need an entire Encyclopedia Britannica!
That said_ this book makes an excellent attempt to give comprehensive coverage of Java_ and importantly_ is backed up by an up-to-date and pertinent website (the same cannot be said of all Sam's websites!) _ the teaching necessarily cuts some corners but everything to get an aspiring Java programmer is included_ so i recommend it for anyone starting out to learn 'how to do Java' _
I should add that each chapter ends with a Q&A section that includes a general knowledge question as well_ so you won't just be learning Java!
Enjoy : )