- Paperback: 1152 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; International Student Version edition (2 Feb. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047055309X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470553091
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 3.6 x 25.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 706,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Big Java: for Java 7 and 8 (For Java 7 & 8) Paperback – 2 Feb 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the Fourth Edition, published in 2010. Java 7 was released in July 2011. there are some special mentions in the book of what will be coming in Java 7, but the main body of the book uses Java 5 or 6. It even says this quite plainly on the back cover.
Java 8 was released in March 2014 and is not mentioned or covered at all.
I you want a book that covers Java 5 or 6 then this is the book for you. It is one of the best books for learning Java that I have come across. The material is well paced, thorough, and very well written. Absolute beginners might find a steepish learning curve to start with, but I would recommend it to all comers.
Just NOT for Java 7 OR 8. Which is what I particularly wanted it for. I shall be contacting Amazon.
Hi can highly recommend the book as a reference for Java. I wouldn't recommend it for those who have no experience as a book to teach programming from scratch. There aren't really exercises that the user can work through, but once you're working through your first programming project this is a great book.
Covers pretty much all areas of basic Java in at least someway. Object oriented design, JVM, CLI, GUI, even a little web.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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