advice on good Java book(s)
I have been doing some learning course via correspondence on my own on Java programming fundamentals and I have been using the notes provided ( not very helpful --- mistakes quite often, tutor nonavailable when needed), explanation and language used are complex .
I am nearly finished the course and doing the Sun certified programming guide
( consisting Graphics, Applets, Thread and other basic programming).
I do not feel confident with all the tutorials I havbe tackled.
I am looking for a more practical line to improve, good book with clear and good examples and useful exercises. Not too much lengthy and dragging.
I shall appreciate for some good advices and practical approach on recommended book etc .