Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies Paperback – 9 May 2003
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From the Back Cover
The jargon–free way to get into programming
Begin writing solid, working Java programs right away
Ready to jump into the exciting world of Java? With easy–to–follow instructions and numerous examples, Barry Burd provides you with a firm foundation in programming basics and great strategies for writing solid code. Before you know it, youll be making methods, using classes, working with arrays, and creating your own powerful programs.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear–out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Barry Burd, PhD, teaches computer science at Drew University and trains professional programmers. He also speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of Java 2 For Dummies.
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I would therefore recommend this book to anyone starting out on the Java journey.
I would however add that, towards the endof the book, the subjects become more complex and so the content become less and less comprehensive/helpful in terms of developing a full understanding. That's ok though in my view, since it's unrealistic to expect any one 'technical' book to offer all things to all levels of competency.
Instead, the subjects towards the end should be viewed more as an introduction to 'other stuff that Java can do', to whet your appetite. Inevitably though further reading will be required to build a comprehensive understanding of these more complex areas.
I had previously studied C and C++, but was still a bit shaky on programming in general. I found this book a bit easy for the most part, but it was a great refresher on basic concepts along with Java Specific Stuff. I will see in the coming months how I fare in college.
- if you have never programmed before this book is perfect for you
- if you have programmed before, maybe you would be better off with the Java For Dummies book,as this book may be a bit easy for you
I AM CONVINCED THAT A CLEAR AND CONCISE WAY TO LEARN IS A MUST NOT A CONDEMNATION OF I.Q.
ALL OF US LEARN AND THINK IN BITE SIZED PACKETS OF INFO , AND BUILD UPON THAT FOUNDATION .
THIS BOOK IS THE WAY ALL BOOKS AND EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS SHOULD BE (AND SELDOM ARE) TEACHING THEIR STUDENTS !
SO, IT IF YOU WANT A GOOD FOUNDATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND A REFERENCE SOURCE BUY THIS BOOK OR ONE LIKE IT!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ideal book for beginners to learn Java. You could do a lot worse than buy this book.
Sorry its short and to the point. I'm just really busy.
my 15 year old bought this and has never put it down! he says it is cool and recommended to his mates.Published on 21 Feb. 2014 by jo
Also another good book, I still enjoy learning from a book and this is up there with the rest of the Dummy booksPublished on 9 Feb. 2014 by Peter Leyland
Quite slow paced and would be vastly improved if it was more concise. Often gives you information about figures that you seen 5 pages ago. Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2014 by Dave Horne
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