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Thread: Java Book Recommendations

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    Default Java Book Recommendations

    Hey Guys

    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.

    Il Start.

    Java How to Program (9th Edition)
    2013 Deitel and Deitel Inc.

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    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

    PROS:
    * 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

    CONS:
    * 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.

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    Looks good.

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