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    Default Continuing learning Java from books

    Hi,
    Currently I am doing my best to learn java from Herbert Schildt's book: "Java, A Beginner's Guide, 5th Edition". The author advises to contiune gaining knowledge from his other book: "Java The Complete Reference, 8th Edition" but as far as I am concerned it includes whole material, which has already been included in the previous volume. I think that picking that book would be a waste of time and money(It's not like I want to save money, I just don't want to waste it for wrong titles). I've also got to admit that it makes me a little bit confused and I'm not sure what should I do next. Could you please advise me which books are worth reading for someone with base knowledge?
    (I am terribly sorry if this question was posted before.)


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    Default Re: Continuing learning Java from books

    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathan View Post
    Currently I am doing my best to learn java from Herbert Schildt's book: "Java, A Beginner's Guide, 5th Edition".
    Could you please advise me which books are worth reading for someone with base knowledge?
    Looking at the table of contents of that books it seems to cover all the most important basics of the core language, plus a bit about applets/Swing.
    How to advance is hard to tell ... it depends on what you like and what are your ambitions.

    If you want to go "deeper" on some core concepts, you may consider:

    Java Generics and Collections-O'Reilly Media (all about generics and collections)

    Java I/O, 2nd Edition-O'Reilly Media (all about I/O in all its forms)

    Java Concurrency in Practice | InformIT (all about threading, concurrency, etc...)
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    Default Re: Continuing learning Java from books

    Thank you very much for your respond It may sound odd but I actually don't yet know what exact part of the language I like - just enjoying the learning itself. Although I always had a thing about mobile applications and the web.
    Btw. aren't those books a little bit outdated?

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