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Excellent introductory book.
on 16 September 2005
Arriving at uni and finding that we'd be using Java as our primary programming language (i'd previously only used BASIC), I tried to find a simple book to get me started...
"Java In Easy Steps" is a brilliant book in this respect: simple, concise examples that are fully explained and give you an excelent introduction to the Java language. By the end of the book you will have aquired a good understanding on Java and be able to write fairly sophisticated programs.
As this is quite a small book (192 pages) it cannot cover all of the extensive Java API, but there is more than enough here to get you started and a page of 'resources' (i.e. websites) for further reading if you'd like to explore Java any further.
I found this book very useful and a lot easier to follow than a much larger 'recomended textbook' for my course (which cost about £40...). All in all, a great book for beginners and intermediate Java programmers. Highly recommended.