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    Default Tips for java books?

    Im thinking about reading a book about java called Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck.(Idk if its called that but thats what it says.)
    I know some basics about java and I want to repeat the basics and maybe learn something new on that level (which the book does) and get some more knowledge on what I already know.

    EDIT: About this first post, I changed the title so look a bit further down.


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    Default Re: Is it a good book?

    I would not use it as it is a 2009 version, from what I see on amazon. It's about Java 1.5 which is dead already. If you really don't want to go beyond the really basic stuff, it might be ok for you though.
    Check the Java programming books and their reviews to get an idea. Or go to your local book store and glance through a few books, to find out about the writing style and complexity.

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    Default Re: Is it a good book?

    Well the problem is that in my local library there are no books on java. I live in a village so the library is not very big. Ofc I can buy a book but I would rather just have a pdf file that I can read of. I found this book as a free pdf file and I thought that I can just read that but I asked here first. And I kinda do want to go a bit further but also repeat the basics. Does anyone know about a book that I can find as a pdf? Because I only found this book for java 5.0 and isn't it like 7.something right now?

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    Default Re: Is it a good book?

    Quote Originally Posted by albin1228 View Post
    Well the problem is that in my local library there are no books on java. I live in a village so the library is not very big. Ofc I can buy a book but I would rather just have a pdf file that I can read of. I found this book as a free pdf file and I thought that I can just read that but I asked here first. And I kinda do want to go a bit further but also repeat the basics. Does anyone know about a book that I can find as a pdf? Because I only found this book for java 5.0 and isn't it like 7.something right now?
    Most of the longer Java text books are available electronically. You can try them out on Amazon or look at a friend's copy and see if you like it.;-)

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    Default Re: Is it a good book?

    Do you have any good tips that are kinda like what i described in my first post? Or will the 5.0 book work?

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    Default Re: Tips for java books?

    Well if I dont get any suggestions i might as well read the book i found. Here is a link for the book/tutorial:
    Javanotes 6.0 Table of Contents

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    Default Re: Tips for java books?

    The Really Big Index is not really a book, but you can read through it like one. There are many links to other pages for better discussion on individual topics and a wide variety of sample code (compile and run samples) you can copy paste to your favorite editor.

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    Default Re: Tips for java books?

    Yes I did think about doing that but then I changed my mind when I saw the size of it. The thing is that I need to finish the book before I get too tired of reading it. Because if I do then I wont finish it. And even if I wont get tired then I probably wont even have the time to read something of that size. So I use it more like a dictionary type of way.

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    Default Re: Tips for java books?

    This is one of the good links I got with java. I started with Starting out with Java by Tony Gaddis. Its pretty good book. The English is pretty simple and straight. I have used that book since beginning and still use it. The book teaches you java as if you were a 7 grade kid. Some people have criticized the book for it but coming from non-english speaking region, it has helped me quite a lot. And it covers most of the basics of java. If you can solve each and every programming exercise in this text book, you will be pretty good at programming. Thats how I sharpened my programming skill. You have to realize there is no shortcuts for learning.
    Another resource I have used is yet another insignificant Programming Notes
    This also has everything from simple to advanced topics in java.

    Hope this helps

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