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Old January 20th, 2009, 10:55 AM
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I am currently learning a bit of Visual Basic, and before that I did the basics of C and C++. Now i wanna learn java next, and am awfully confused by the wierd version numbers, multiple versions, multiple IDEs etc etc.
Firstly, can someone recommend some good books for Java? Not ABSOLUTELY beginner, as I know the basic concepts of programming, but not too complex either. Someone recommended 'Java: The Complete Reference' to me, but I got confused which one to buy because of the version numbers. Can someone help with that? Also, are there any other good books, especially ones that come with CDs with sample material?
Lastly, which IDE would you recommend I use?
Thanks in advance...
 
Old January 21st, 2009, 11:49 PM
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Thinking in Java is a free good book to start...
http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/

For Simple coverage Complete Reference is OK.
other wise it is not all complete in my opinion...

Check wrox titles also..
 
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Lovely. Can't ever deny a free book. However, I've also got a gift voucher to a computer bookshop, which I need to get rid of before the end of the month. So recommend something that I can spend it on. Also, books like the complete reference might just be availabe to me through "other means", so I was actually looking for books with CDs and special resources, or books that are not so popular, because those are better off store-bought.
 
Old January 22nd, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Many of the java resources are freely available.
IDE's for java like NetBeans(My fav), Eclipse, GEL are also free
U can download source code for wrox books also

So dont stick to CD's or resources...
Buy the book which u can understand better...
 
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I prefere the HeadFirst Books from O'reilly,
don't know so much about the wrox java books, only have a few about other topics, the newest one is "Professional Android Application Development"
which is very good maybe also for learning Java.

You should ask yourself what you wanna do with Java,
WebApps, BuisnessSoftware, Games, whatever... and then take a book related to your topic. Java is so big you can lose your focus very fast if dont know what to do with it.

otherwise if you only want to get an Overview a book about Java Development with Eclipse would be a good start...
Eclipse is the IDE you wanna have...

PS: ..start with something about Java 6.. that's the current version...
 
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Go with HeadFirst Books

its good for a great start
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Old September 15th, 2017, 03:32 AM
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Following are some book for learning java :-Beginner:

Head First Java, 2nd Edition
Thinking in Java (4th Edition)
Think Java
Introduction to Java by Sedgewick
Java in a Nutshell
Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals (9th Edition) (Core Series): Cay S. Horstmann
Java How To Program (late objects) by Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel

so the will be The Best Way To Go About Learning Java!





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