Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    QueenAlia is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0

    Question Best "beginner" java book?

    Hello everyone!

    Um.. i was wondering if you don't mind that is..

    Can you tell me the names of the best books that i can buy to learn java.

    I'm a beginner and i want to learn all over again from the start.

    Thank you before hand and waiting for a reply.

  2. #2
    PhHein's Avatar
    PhHein is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,430
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Best is a very subjective thing. I like Head First Java by Bates/Sierra. It is older, but still a good read.
    Scan through the Java books on amazon and read the reviews to get an idea about the books.
    Math problems? Call 1-800-[(10x)(13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/2.362x]
    The Ubiquitous Newbie Tips

  3. #3
    gimbal2 is online now Just a guy
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,651
    Rep Power
    5

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Yeah that depends on you. Do you know any programming other than Java for example? How much do you know about computer science, such as operating systems, networking theory, working in a shell, etc. ?

    And if a "best" would ever exist, everyone would be buying it. But that is not happening. There is no best, in any situation. There are only multiple "good enough"s.
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

  4. #4
    QueenAlia is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    Yeah that depends on you. Do you know any programming other than Java for example? How much do you know about computer science, such as operating systems, networking theory, working in a shell, etc. ?

    And if a "best" would ever exist, everyone would be buying it. But that is not happening. There is no best, in any situation. There are only multiple "good enough"s.
    i know nothing of the ones you mentioned i might have done some coding in javascript but that is another thing ^^' lets just say a book for someone who knows nothing and good enough works :3

  5. #5
    QueenAlia is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhHein View Post
    Best is a very subjective thing. I like Head First Java by Bates/Sierra. It is older, but still a good read.
    Scan through the Java books on amazon and read the reviews to get an idea about the books.
    ok! i will do that now :D thanx for the tip

  6. #6
    gimbal2 is online now Just a guy
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,651
    Rep Power
    5

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Quote Originally Posted by QueenAlia View Post
    i know nothing of the ones you mentioned i might have done some coding in javascript but that is another thing ^^' lets just say a book for someone who knows nothing and good enough works :3
    That's a problem; as many people have proven before you, learning a complicated programming language AND platform such as Java is made infinitely harder if you don't know much about computer science first. I think you have some studying to do before I would even attempt to pick up Java, but that's my opinion. If you want to persevere anyway then PhHein's recommendation is a good one.

    EDIT: almost forgot, you may also want to check out bluej

    http://www.bluej.org/
    Last edited by gimbal2; 01-28-2014 at 11:56 AM.
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

  7. #7
    QueenAlia is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    That's a problem; as many people have proven before you, learning a complicated programming language AND platform such as Java is made infinitely harder if you don't know much about computer science first. I think you have some studying to do before I would even attempt to pick up Java, but that's my opinion. If you want to persevere anyway then PhHein's recommendation is a good one.

    EDIT: almost forgot, you may also want to check out bluej

    BlueJ
    Thank you for the reply.
    Actually if i had the chance i would start from the basics of computer science but, My university doesn't really teach the basics.
    Right as i started it's java at once.
    Lets just say a bomb was thrown my way :p anyways, thanks again and i'll try blueJ and see how it goes with it :D

  8. #8
    gimbal2 is online now Just a guy
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,651
    Rep Power
    5

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    Apparently they assume you already know it, or are capable to gain the knowledge on your own. Not really a bad assumption to be honest; university students should be intimate friends with the term "research".
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

  9. #9
    AlexGraal is offline Señor Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Best "beginner" java book?

    If you want to practice your skills online, this is a great site:

    codingbat.com

    I wouldn't say that it's the best to actually learn the concepts that you'll want to learn, but it is great for reinforcing them and making sure that you can apply them. Also, if you're looking to practice recursion, the recursion problems on there do a great job of showing you how it works and getting you thinking.

Similar Threads

  1. Java beginner, trouble with "switch"
    By cupofdoug in forum New To Java
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-11-2013, 10:50 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-07-2012, 08:29 AM
  3. "Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner"
    By finalstrike777 in forum New To Java
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-12-2011, 12:41 PM
  4. "Thinking In Java" book questions
    By silverglade in forum New To Java
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-09-2011, 09:01 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2008, 07:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •