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    Red face please guys , help me in suggesting a good book for "core java "

    hi guys i hope all are fine here ,

    please i need one terrible help from you all , actually i want to learn core java in the deep manner , so i was trying to learn it from " head first java " but i could not able to understand the english properly and i am not able to figure out what the book says , because the english is too much calocial and can be understood only by a U.S.A guy . And i am not good in english and english is not my native language and in our country we learnt only england english .

    1. please suggest me a good core java book with simple english
    2. I haven't programmed before in any other language , but i know some concept of c , c++ . But i wanted to learn to program directly in java . is it possible ? or should i have to learn any programming language before start learning java .
    thanks in advance guys ... waiting for your reply :)
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    Welcome to Java. :)

    So, if you are really looking for a book, them my suggestion is SAMs publications. They have nice series of books related to core Java as well. Other than that, the Suns' tutorial is the most suitable place to take off.

    Even you don't have prior experience in programming, still you can take a start with Java. But my advice is then to read bit about Object Oriented concepts as well. And also you may miss important concepts such as memory management, when you deals with Java. Because VM take care of them, not like in C/C++. But it's not a big deal to worry.

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    Try "Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach". I've studied the book and it was very easy to understand and filled with great examples. It also covers OOP concepts and Collections Classes pretty well. Google it, and check out their website.

    hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Welcome to Java. :)

    So, if you are really looking for a book, them my suggestion is SAMs publications. They have nice series of books related to core Java as well. Other than that, the Suns' tutorial is the most suitable place to take off.

    Even you don't have prior experience in programming, still you can take a start with Java. But my advice is then to read bit about Object Oriented concepts as well. And also you may miss important concepts such as memory management, when you deals with Java. Because VM take care of them, not like in C/C++. But it's not a big deal to worry.

    thank you very much for immediate reply Eranga , Actually can you please give me some link (Amazon or any other file sharing link) on SAM's publication for "core java " , so i can be confident that i am buying the exact book which you have suggested .. thanks in advance ..waiting for your reply my friend

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    Same author involve, but the approach is different. Actually I've use very old versions of them, now you have the updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user0 View Post
    Try "Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach". I've studied the book and it was very easy to understand and filled with great examples. It also covers OOP concepts and Collections Classes pretty well. Google it, and check out their website.

    hope this helps!
    Best,
    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Yeah, some of them have in my book marks too. Let me find it.
    Eranga , Of course my friend , take your own time and give me the correct name of that SAM's publication ....thanks in advance , waiting for your reply buddy :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by user0 View Post
    Try "Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach". I've studied the book and it was very easy to understand and filled with great examples. It also covers OOP concepts and Collections Classes pretty well. Google it, and check out their website.

    hope this helps!
    Best,
    thank you very much for the suggestion user0 , let me check it in google and will tell it soon ..... thanks for the suggestion :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Same author involve, but the approach is different. Actually I've use very old versions of them, now you have the updated.
    thanks a lot Eranga , you have done a great help , let me check it and tell you soon . :)

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    Also try The Java Programming Language, written by its creator and other authors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Still I'm suggesting you to take the Suns' tutorial, if there any possibility.
    sure buddy i will also try SUN tutorial , but now i have to understand the concept clearly and then i will go to SUNs tutorial . thanks a lot for suggestion buddy :)

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    Also try The Java Programming Language, written by its creator and other authors.

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    thank you very much JosAh , for the core java book link .... thanks buddy let me try this and tell you soon :)

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    I have Sams Teach Yourself in 24 hours and Head first.

    I understand what you are saying about Head First.. so I can image.


    I think you will like Sams Teach Yourself In 24 hours. It brushes through quite a bit of basics. His book in Teach Yourself In 21 days is more like 500+ hours. It might be one to get after the first. But I think either will work.


    There are some good free resources like BlueJ
    http://www.java.com/en/java_in_action/bluej.jsp
    This will REALLY help you see objects visually. Its free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkygarzon View Post
    sure buddy i will also try SUN tutorial , but now i have to understand the concept clearly and then i will go to SUNs tutorial . thanks a lot for suggestion buddy :)
    All the basic concepts you want is there. And you cannot find all the explanation have in Suns' tutorial in any other place. But actually in some cases, the workout examples are not enough, and some of the books are well ahead. :)

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    And I've to forget one thing. With whatever book you refer, you must keep the Java API with you. Try to read the documentation as much as possible with the coding. Then you can have much better understanding. How to use the API is very important on the way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcousticBruce View Post
    I have Sams Teach Yourself in 24 hours and Head first.

    I understand what you are saying about Head First.. so I can image.


    I think you will like Sams Teach Yourself In 24 hours. It brushes through quite a bit of basics. His book in Teach Yourself In 21 days is more like 500+ hours. It might be one to get after the first. But I think either will work.


    There are some good free resources like BlueJ
    Java in Action: Java + BlueJ
    This will REALLY help you see objects visually. Its free.
    yes buddy you got me , i can't understand "head first java " :confused: . thanks for the BlueJ free resources link .let me try this and tell you soon :)


    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    And I've to forget one thing. With whatever book you refer, you must keep the Java API with you. Try to read the documentation as much as possible with the coding. Then you can have much better understanding. How to use the API is very important on the way...
    wooow buddy , will java API help me to understand core java concepts clearly?. If you can please give me link for the document for JAVA API ... thanks in advance Eranga ....:)
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    Java 2: The Complete Reference by Herbert Schildt is one nice book for starters.

    Many concepts explained very clearly and easy to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldest View Post
    Java 2: The Complete Reference by Herbert Schildt is one nice book for starters.

    Many concepts explained very clearly and easy to understand.

    Goldest
    Thank you very much goldest , just now downloaded this book , let me learn it and will soon tell ... thanks again :)

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    Hey funkygarzon,

    I don't know why but I am getting this feeling that you are running behind everything that is being offered to you. Well, I would suggest you to finalize one book and get started with it.

    We are here to suggest, if you don't like any of the books don't stay with it for a long time. Go for the books which suits your style of learning, instead of trying out everybody's suggestions.

    I was just surfing and found this link for java books review by java-world. Have a look at it, in case if you are interested.

    Hope that helps!

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