This week's book giveaway is in the Java in General forum. We're giving away four copies of Think Java: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist and have Allen B. Downey & Chris Mayfield on-line! See this thread for details.
To the author.How does your book help java beginners? will it help to pass SCJP Exam. To what extent will it prepare us to become expert java programmer
Author and "Sun God"
posted 10 years ago
The book isn't for raw beginners. You should be reasonably comfortable with Java before you read it. I think it will help you pass the SCJP exam, because it forces you learn the way things really work. What order is an expression evaluated in? How are numbers converted from one integral type to another? And so on.
Josh and Neal
Joshua Bloch <br />Author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201310058/ref=ase_electricporkchop" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Effective Java</a> and coauthor of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/032133678X/ref=ase_electricporkchop" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java Puzzlers</a>