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    Smile Tell me about the best book for Java.

    Hello,

    I am totally new to Java. I have not any idea about it. I want fro you to suggest me easy and good book which will give me strong introduction and learn me the fundamentals of Java.


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    I suggest you to read this object-oriented.programming.and.Java, it was kinda different book for me. But i would use mostly google, there are thousands of developers articles.

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    Post Cay S. Horstmann

    Cay S. Horstmann, then anything by Manning on Java, then Sedgewicks two volume set. Those are to be the reference works you would hope to attain but probably start with Heads First then follow with various O'Reilly titles. Avoid spending a lot of time trying to grasp conceptual matters that many will tell you to follow and study when in fact you should be writing code.
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    public static void main(String args[]){
    System.out.print("Print Hello World.");
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    Introduction to Programming Using Java.
    Cybercartography: A new theoretical construct proposed by D.R. Fraser Taylor

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    Beginning Java by Ivor Hortrans

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    What about this book: Java in Easy Steps by Mike McGrath

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    rather than all de above books, the best book for a beginner is


    HEAD FIRST by KATHY SIERRRA...
    This book will explain all java concepts, syntax with diagrams. also if we read this, its like a story book, not lik an programming book, we feel tat much comfortable.. i will attach tat ebook here in de forun u open and seeit,,,, u will like my post
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    Are you sure that it is good book?:) (First Head)

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    If you are a newbie, what ever the book you refer it must be well explained all basis with worked examples. Just reading lots of theories is pointless. So what's the best thing is before bye any book, go the the book shop and spread few pages and roughly go through them. Then see how far it's easy to you understand with the examples provided.

    Actually my recommendation is SAMS Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days - by Roger Cadenhead and Laura Lemay.

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    rather than sams, head first is best,,,

    in sams it says u learn java in 21 days-- its not easy to learn it in 21 days.....

    go for head first,,,, u first see the e-book of head first, then u come to know de exact scenario...

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    In case you have no programming background try
    davis eck´s book
    Javanotes 5.0.2 -- Title Page
    I think its a great book for beginning java from scratch

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    I am reading KATHY SIERRRA´s book at the moment
    but I do not believe it is good for the very beginning
    (the same is true for thinking java in java of eckel
    Bruce Eckel's MindView, Inc: Free Electronic Book: Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition )

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    correction

    I talked about the JAVA 2 book of KS, which prepares for the sun certificate. I do not know Head First of KS so can not give an opinion on that book

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2vdk View Post
    rather than sams, head first is best,,,

    in sams it says u learn java in 21 days-- its not easy to learn it in 21 days.....


    Even the book title mentioned that, who says it must. Learning Java in an year using head first is also not easy, if you not work hard on Java and OOP concepts. It all depends on the persons' skills to have learn new things in short time.

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