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    Default Good books on learning Java...

    Anyone know of any good books aimed at people with no prior programming experience? I've heard some good things about Head First Java... what do you guys recommend?

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    haha... this question has been asked 3 times this week.

    I use Java Foundations by John Lewis, Peter J. Depasquale and Joseph Chase
    and Walls and Mirrors (Daya Abstraction & problem solving with java) by Frank M Carrano and Janet J. Princhard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Learning Java View Post
    Anyone know of any good books aimed at people with no prior programming experience? I've heard some good things about Head First Java... what do you guys recommend?
    The Java Programming Language by James Gosling et. al. Books written by the creator of the Language are usually the best; that is true for the C language, the C++ language and it's true for the Java language.

    kind regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sno View Post
    haha... this question has been asked 3 times this week.

    I use Java Foundations by John Lewis, Peter J. Depasquale and Joseph Chase
    and Walls and Mirrors (Daya Abstraction & problem solving with java) by Frank M Carrano and Janet J. Princhard
    The titles sort of suggest to me that they aren't for beginners... or maybe I'm wrong; I will check them out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    The Java Programming Language by James Gosling et. al. Books written by the creator of the Language are usually the best; that is true for the C language, the C++ language and it's true for the Java language.

    kind regards,

    Jos
    Thanks Jos!

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    Java for dummies is a good one! I stated with the Java all in one desk reference for Dummies :)

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    Java Foundations is a beginner, Since I took I got it with Intro to Programming Java
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    Java How To Program by Deitel. It's superb for beginners and also experienced programmers(advanced chapters like networking and multithreading).

    I was once reading Head First C# and I saw that it was too deranged. It just entered database and gui programming before really teaching fundamentals of language. So I'm also doubtful for Head First Java.

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    Cheers guys, I'll check them out.

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    thanks for sharing

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    The Java Programming Language by James Gosling et. al. Books written by the creator of the Language are usually the best; that is true for the C language, the C++ language and it's true for the Java language.
    Good choice. :cool:

    My recommendation (maybe now its obsolete):
    Core Java 2: Fundamentals by Cay S. Horstmann, Gary Cornell
    Core Java 2: Advanced features by Cay S. Horstmann, Gary Cornell

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    Core Java seems like a nice book at first look. But after some chapters, it becomes kinda difficult to understand. Also teaching reflection before really understanding other important things is a weird way to teach...

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