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Can you help me?

lamb yang

Joined: Mar 10, 2003
Posts: 1
I want to know how to choose a book about java?
I am a begginner.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Welcome to JavaRanch Lamb Yang. There are some very suitable beginners' books in JavaRanch's Bunkhouse.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Don't miss all of the great (and free) resources on the internet.
Here is a list of free on-line Java tutorials and books that I have found useful:
  • Sun's Java Tutorial
  • Introduction to Computer Science using Java by Bradley Kjell
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck
  • Dick Baldwin's Java Programming Tutorials
  • Interactive Programming In Java by Lynn Andrea Stein
  • And of course, ask questions here, at JavaRanch.
    [ March 11, 2003: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]

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    Matt O'Toole

    Joined: Feb 02, 2002
    Posts: 23
    After looking through almost every Java book that comes out, and even purchasing several, my favorite is Peter Van der Linden's Just Java. I think it's the beginner book recommended by Javaranch too. It's very well written, an easy read, and doesn't assume anything.
    I'll second the web suggestions though. There's enough on the Sun website alone to get most people going. It's as good as anything else, if not better. And, of course, Javaranch!
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