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    I recently finished my first course in java programming and now I'm looking for a book that I can use to learn more, as the course I took didn't cover things like graphics, collections, and threads. Before this course I had no experience in programming at all. So I was hoping to get some help choosing a book. I've been looking at three in particular (Head First Java, Core Java, and Learning Java) but if anyone else has any other suggestion that would be great.

    Edit: I just wanted to add that I want a book that I can just jump into because like I said I just got done with my first programming course.
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    Default Re: Which Java Book?

    Hello eay444.

    Welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    There are lot's of books out there.
    It's hard to tell which ones are best without speak to people who have actually read them.

    Take a look here:

    Java Swing: Books

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    Default Re: Which Java Book?

    Quote Originally Posted by eay444 View Post
    I recently finished my first course in java programming and now I'm looking for a book that I can use to learn more, as the course I took didn't cover things like graphics, collections, and threads. Before this course I had no experience in programming at all. So I was hoping to get some help choosing a book. I've been looking at three in particular (Head First Java, Core Java, and Learning Java) but if anyone else has any other suggestion that would be great.

    Edit: I just wanted to add that I want a book that I can just jump into because like I said I just got done with my first programming course.
    I would highly recommend Head First Java. It does a great job of teaching and does go over Swing (graphics) and threads in later chapters. You can skim through the first half (depending on what your course covered) if you want, although you may find the way they teach it to you will give you a different perspective and valuable review.

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