This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
i am just learning Java, am doing every single exercise in the Deitel & Deitel Java 2 book. i hope to continue this degree of determination. is this a good book to be learning from and POSSIBLY earn a Java certification some day? anyway, i wanted to say that this website is THE best site i have ever seen for ANY language out there. i have learned many languages, as most programmers do, and i can say that my opinion for this site is very informed and sincere. keep up the fantastic work, fellas. thanks, thomas
I'm glad you like it here. It is people like you who have made it what it is. Deitel & Deitel How to Program Java 2 book is a good book, especially for exercizes. When you want to go for the SCJP2 certificate, I recommend the Complete Java2 Certification Study Guide by Roberts, Heller, and Ernst.
Also, I'm not a "fella".
Last, but not least, I would request that you read this page and re-register. Thank you for your co-operation.
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Marilyn, Thanks for sending me to the community 'rules' page. Most sites don't have a rules section worth looking at, since they only go as far as telling you not to threaten someone else's life or cuss excessively. this site, however, is very professional in the way they expect users to behave as if on the job. i like that, i feel it can only help me as a person, as a college student and my future career opportunities. again, thank you, thomas email@example.com PS. sorry about the 'fellas' ending to my last message. i couldn't think of anything better to say. anyway, have a good one.
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