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Thread: What Java Books / Resources Do you use?

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    Default What Java Books / Resources Do you use?

    I hope this is the correct forum for this. Dont know whether to post it here or the cafe.


    Anyhow..

    What books are you guys all using and would you recommend any?

    Im currently working thorugh Lewis and Loftus Java Software Solutions. Its not bad i suppose but i am getting towards the end and i still dont feel i know that much about Java.


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    Default Re: What Java Books / Resources Do you use?

    I have a few books
    I enjoy the Head First books they are fun to read and easy to understand. Head First Java and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design are my first choices. Of course I still have all my programming books from college. Others are:
    Core Java 2 Advanced Features (Sun)
    Java Swing second edition
    Data Structures and Abstractions with java second edition
    swing hacks
    and my next purchase is going to be:
    Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition
    and for fun Darkstar: The Java Game Server same page as above
    Killer Game Programming in Java

    I also have other but at home collecting dust.

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    Default Re: What Java Books / Resources Do you use?

    Last edited by daniel.j2ee; December 13th, 2011 at 05:05 PM.

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    Default Re: What Java Books / Resources Do you use?

    daniel.j2ee are you doing the certification/exam for that or you just use for assistance?

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    Default Re: What Java Books / Resources Do you use?

    Q: how do you eat an elephant?
    A: one bite at a time!

    It really depends what you want to do. Are you interested in games, database applications, accounting packages or something else? You have to set a priority and go in that direction. If you are not dying to do something, perhaps practice some Swing. Start with cheap materials like the Java trails at Oracle or the API documentation.

    The one thing I don't recommend is saying that you don't know that much. Try to use what you have as best you can.

    Good luck!

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