Java: How to program Paperback – 2010
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Please read carefully: Eastern Economy Edition With the same contents as US/European editions, this book is a brand new Economy Edition in English. It has been printed in black and white print on non-glossy paper and it comes in a softcover. Delivers in about 14 business days. Territorial Restrictions may be printed on the book.
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The only programming I had done before was machine code about 20 years ago so my knowledge was very limited.
It was quite expensive for myself, but I took the plunge and to be honest its been the best of all the Java books I bought. The self review exercises really help to make you think and expand on what you learned and the information to be really well put across
So far I am at chapter 4 and taking things slowly but each day I do look forward to trying to complete a exercise,
for a beginner with no knowledge of Java it is a good book to get you started but it takes a bit of patience and a few times I have become stuck I have found that rereading the chapter helped a lot
Would recommend this to anyone thinking of trying Java
but take note this is only a review on 4 chapters things might change but you just get the feeling that if the book continues the way it is then there wont be any problems.
one last thing
From what ive seen there are several different versions and editions of this book, after I ordered I noticed a lot of people were saying there was little to choose between this and seventh edition, which i did see for less than £10 and if id known this before i would have purchase that
but over all i am very happy with the book
Theres lots of well written examples, and all the way through there are "good programming practice", "Error prevention tip" and "Common Programming error" notes scattered in which are really useful.
Each of the first 9 or so chapters has a section at the end "Thinking about objects" in which they slowly present the way to analyse a problem into objects, and design the program around it. My only complaint, and it's not really a complaint, just an observation, is that this problem is far from a real world problem. However, it is easy to map the methods they describe to real world situation, as it is explained HOW to do it, rather than WHAT to do.
Overall, if you're new to Java, don't hesitate.
I have bought a lot of books about Java. This one is by far the best introduction to this language. It covers SDK 1.3, so you ll find nothing about the assertions but who cares.
Colors are used in the code exactly like an advanced editor would do. It makes it easy to read the code.
The aim here is to learn Java but surely you'll keep it as a reference.
Servlet and JSP are not covered in this book because it is an introduction to Java. The 2nd book from Deitel covers J2EE components...
Earlier editions of this book were littered with mistakes in the programs, but it is now getting much more solid as texts go. It treats inheritance classes and interfaces rather well and gives a good introduction to methods. It's later sections leave something to be desired. I found the section on threads to be dreadfully written and examples on things such as RMI and Servlets to be next to useless.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of good inforamtion in the book, but by the time you've read it I think you'll agree with me in wanting to cut it in half!
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