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Is this a good book for JAVA programming?

Anonymous
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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..
paul wheaton
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For Java book reviews, go to www.javaranch.com/books.html.
I recommend Just Java. An excellent books for not only starting Java, but most of the more advanced Java topics too.


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Tony Alicea
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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....
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Anonymous
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If you are not new to programming,I'd recommend D.Flanagan's
"Java in a Nutshell" and "Core Java" by Hortsmann/Cornell
Jane Rozen
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I'd recommend D.Flanagan's "Java in a Nutshell"/"Java Enterprise in a Nutshell" and "Core Java" by Hortsmann/Cornell
Deitel & Deitel books are intended for college students,not for programmers.

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paul wheaton
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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.

 
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