Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    loader is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Recommend a book

    ^title

    I'm on holidays and I really want to learn some stuff. That's where java and you guys come in. Can you all recommend to me a book on learning to program in java? Money is not an issue so don't hold back. I was kinda thinking Java How to Program Ninth Edition - Deitel

  2. #2
    DarrylBurke's Avatar
    DarrylBurke is offline Forum Police
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Madgaon, Goa, India
    Posts
    11,458
    Rep Power
    20

    Default Re: Recommend a book

    Not a technical question. Moved from New to Java

    db
    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    12
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Recommend a book

    I have just finished reading Deitels How to Program Java Ninth edition.

    I thought it was a good book to start with.

    Its a long read though, about 1500 pages.

    Another good one you might want to try is Ivor Hortons Beginning Java.

    Regards

  4. #4
    loader is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Recommend a book

    @Darryl Thanks.
    @Glorgindel Thanks for the suggestions! Do you feel Deitels was easy to understand? Are things well explained? Ivor Hortons Beginning java is a bit old for my likings.

    Any more suggested books?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    12
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Recommend a book

    Ivor Horton has released a 7th edition which is copyrighted to 2011. I have included a link to it from amazon.

    Amazon.com: Ivor Horton's Beginning Java (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) (9780470404140): Ivor Horton: Books

    How found Deitel was easy to follow. But it took a long time to read.

  6. #6
    DarrylBurke's Avatar
    DarrylBurke is offline Forum Police
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Madgaon, Goa, India
    Posts
    11,458
    Rep Power
    20

    Default Re: Recommend a book

    I learned most of what I know from the then Sun, now Oracle Tutorials.
    The Java™ Tutorials

    And from reading forums like these.

    db
    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

  7. #7
    loader is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Recommend a book

    @Glorfindel Thanks for that. I did search for an updated version, believe me. I ended up here lol. I may have to get them both. The preview looks pretty good.
    @Darryl Thanks. Altho I'm really lookin for a hard copy. And I may lurk the forums, I'm sure there's a great source of knowledge in the community.

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend a good j2me book
    By mr_anderson in forum CLDC and MIDP
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-05-2010, 12:41 PM
  2. Recommend a book?
    By Revenna in forum Java Gaming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2010, 07:35 AM
  3. Can someone recommend a package for reading usb?
    By Addez in forum New To Java
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-26-2009, 09:52 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2008, 01:00 AM
  5. Calendars, what do you recommend to me?
    By tommy in forum New To Java
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-27-2007, 11:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •