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Thread: Which Book to buy for beginner ?

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    Question Which Book to buy for beginner ?

    Hello

    I am not sure if this is the right part of the forum to post this in.

    I started learning java online the other day and I am now looking for a book to buy so I can get the basics down. There are 2 books that have good reviews:

    Head First Java, 2nd Edition (this was written for Java 5.0 but apparently many people are still using it)

    Java, A Beginner's Guide, 5th Edition by: Herbert Schildt (A more traditional text book but seems up to date)

    If you could recommend any others that would be great

    Gentlé


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    Default Re: Which Book to buy for beginner ?

    I've heard, "Head First Java, 2nd Edition" is a good one, it was recommended by my instructor as well as "Java How To Program" either one of those or both combined should be a good start in addition to your on line courses.

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    Default Re: Which Book to buy for beginner ?

    This question is asked many times, has been covered thoroughly all over the web, and ultimately, the answer comes down to personal preference, bookstore/online availability, and economics.

    Please do more online research. If you find a book that sounds interesting, you might post a topic in the Cafe asking for opinions from others who've used that book before buying it yourself, but that approach has its own risks.

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