Hi everyone, I am planning to buy a book on Java programming called "JAVA How to program" by authors : 'Deitel and Deitel'. Is this a good book to buy? Can anyone please suggest a book/(s) which would cover both basic and advanced topics like JDBC, RMI, Servlets, Networking, Multithreading and Adv. GUI features. I found the above book ( Deitel and Deitel), to cover all these topics. Has anyone read this book? If yes, please suggest. Thanks..
Interestingly enough, the author of Just Java 2 (Peter van der Linden) publicly recommends the Deitel book for beginners to programming in general, and his own book for already-programmers that want to learn Java. The book by Ivor Horton is very good too for complete beginners. I only have the Java 1.1 version but if the 2 version is as good, I'd consider it. Finally, I am of the position that it's better to have more than just a few books on Java.... [This message has been edited by Tony Alicea (edited February 12, 2000).]
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Joined: Nov 22, 2008
If you are not new to programming,I'd recommend D.Flanagan's "Java in a Nutshell" and "Core Java" by Hortsmann/Cornell
I reviewed the Core series in the 1.1 days and found them to be not as good as other offerings. Java in a nutshell I found to have to interesting tidbits of information that I need rarely. Other texts cover a majority of the book better. In my opinion.