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Great for anyone starting with java.
on 12 August 2012
Difficult book to review I guess as I have mixed feelings concerning the exercises. When I first got this book for my computer science course I found it to be almost useless. When I got stuck on an exercise then that was it until I could speak to a lecturer or post on the forums.
I have no patience for this type of approach as it wastes my time and other people's time. At this point I would have given it one star for sheer frustration.
Then I found the lecturers solutions and decided to - System.println("Borrow"); them.
WOW I wanted to punch the person who decided to leave these out of the book!
I worked my way through all the chapters and was actually enjoying myself a lot learning how to program java. I learned a lot about programming in a short space of time. I finished the module with a high grade.
I would recommend this book to everyone who is starting to learn programming from the very start but only if you can get your hands on the solutions. I don't care who says they are only for lecturers as there are reviews on here that share my initial frustration.
I will dish out the first 4 chapter solutions to anyone who leaves an e-mail address as a comment.