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    Default Advice on which java books to buy

    I am looking to buy a java book or two but am unsure which I should get since there are so many out there. I have read one java book which is Java: Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming (5th Edition) by Savitch/Carrano. I only know java launguage for now but will start learning about the C++ in 1 week when I have free time. I will be starting college in 4 months to get bachelors in computer science in hopes to become a computer software engineer. Any suggestions on what java books to buy?

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    Hi. It is strangely that you are first book about "problems solving". :) Did you understand all material there? I don't piece of advice to start to learn two language the same time. It is degrade your understanding of concepts languages. About perfect book, which need have in hard variant. I piece of advice to buy Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. It is very perfect book.
    Usually It depends of your lever in languages.
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    I cant say I mastered the book but I can say it made me pretty good at java. I understand all the basic concepts, the only topics I need some practice with is I/O, data structures, and recursion(that were covered in the book). I also want to learn how to write better code. It was the book that I used at my school in Java 1 and java 2(The school has 3 java courses I only took 2). Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Oh OK. But there questions don't touch Java. You can find the answers on there questions in books by Steve Mcconnel Steve McConnell's Home Page I think It is the best books about development.
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    I agree with petr as to the recommendation on effective java, I've been learning java for about 7 months now and don't consider myself an expert, but I do feel fairly knowledgeable and confident, and I can easily recommend effective java. I actually just finished my first read through of this book about 4 hours ago. All the items are helpful and really gives you a lot of things to pay attention to when designing classes. It also shows areas where security flaws can occur and how best to prevent them.

    I have a list I love to give people rather than write lengthy posts everytime. It Ives my advice on good java books, c++, and other language books.

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    Thanks for the recommendations, I think I will purchase Effective Java and Thinking in Java for now.

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