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    Red face New To Java. Books? Tips?

    I am starting as I post this thread. I'm currently learning from reading Amazon.com: Introduction to Java Programming, Comprehensive (8th Edition) (9780132130806): Y. Daniel Liang: Books. Is there any other book I should get? Are there any important tips?


    ALSO I was wondering if I can download a copy of the API to have on my ereader in PDF/doc/any text form? It'd be so handy.

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    Default Re: New To Java. Books? Tips?

    You can download the documentation from Oracle's website: Java SE Development Kit Documentation 7

    I'm not sure if it will be compatible with your e-reader, though.

    As a supplement to your book, you can use The Java Tutorials.
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    Default Re: New To Java. Books? Tips?

    Thanks for this, at least. I haven't been able to find the downloads for the apidocs

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    Default Re: New To Java. Books? Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevintran View Post
    Thanks for this, at least. I haven't been able to find the downloads for the apidocs
    Yes, the API documentation is a bit hard to find if you don't know the right keywords to search for.
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    Default Re: New To Java. Books? Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by awinston View Post
    Yes, the API documentation is a bit hard to find if you don't know the right keywords to search for.
    All the books I use are so outdated that it's difficult.

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    Default Re: New To Java. Books? Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevintran View Post
    All the books I use are so outdated that it's difficult.
    I recommend Sam's Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days. It's technically a tad outdated, so you could wait for the newer version that will be available August 30. It's only 24 USD on amazon right now, which is a bargain.
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