Just thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where forum members and guests can
post what Java books they would recommend a beginner-advanced J-coder picking up
if they wanted have a read about the language.
If there already is/was a thread about this topic I apologise but I could not find one myself.
Java How to Program (9th Edition)
2013 Deitel and Deitel Inc.
A good book - has lots of examples of Java - intended for a total beginner but certainly
in-depth enough for an intermediate Java Programming. One of favourite series of books too,
I own their C and Visual Basic ones too
* Lots of colourful examples
* Covers about 75% of the language including GUI and Swing libraries
* Very well written - pitfalls and tips included in each chapter
* Lots of exercises at the end of each chapter (self-review, review and practical assignments)
* Well known authors and used in quite a few academic colleges world wide
* Some spelling mistakes in the text - some are quite easy to spot
* At times they go a bit overboard with the explanations for a simple topic
* The over-reliance on System.out.printf to display everything can get a bit annoying sometimes
* No new material from previous editions - they just re-write it and update bits and pieces
* Exercises have no solutions - so if your really stuck it's hard to find out the answers.
Wishes Ada xx