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Mubeen Shaik
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 67
Hi All,

I am new to java and i am learnig it very seriously. I have these books with me and i am following these.I want to know whether i am going in right direction or not?.
1. Deitel and Deitel.(Author)
2. Java 2 Complte Ref by Patrick Naughton
3. Thinking in JAVA.

Thanks in advance,
Mubeen Shaik.

Sun Certified Java Programmer
miguel lisboa
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Joined: Feb 08, 2004
Posts: 1281
first i downloaded html version of think in java, then i bought it.
i'm very new to java and have no special background in programming
what i'm sensing is that TIJ is a bit C and C++ connaisseurs oriented, but anyway i'm strictly learning from of, besides forums and sun tutorial.
i can say i'm kind of enjoying it (still in ch iv)

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Rian Fergusson

Joined: Feb 03, 2004
Posts: 8
Deitel and Deitel are great authors, i learnt to java program using their books.
they provide a logical book structure with well thought out code samples.
you are completly on track.....
ps. google is your best friend.... use it
Rian Fergusson
Philip Herzer

Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 21
I have the Deitel version of Programming in C++ and Java. I found that the problems are very simular and that I could learn both languages at the same time by programming the examples in C++ and than in Java. I'm just having problems with polymorphism, pointers, and some oo principles.
TIJ, from what friends tell me, is a very good book. I read the first few chapters, before I decided to delve into C++. The book assumes you have sufficient knowledge of C or C++. If you would like to learn from the book, it would be good to start learning C before diving full headed into TIJ.

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Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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Deitel has always had great text-book problems at the end of most chapters. Don't just glance at those - DO THEM. It will help so much and give you a sense of accomplishment as you learn.

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Rayburn Clipper

Joined: Jan 24, 2004
Posts: 1
I have the Deitel book, very pricey, but pretty good. I also have "Head First Java", it is a really realaxed book with lots of prety pictures you can color when you get frustrated.
Rama Krishna Yalamanchili

Joined: Feb 11, 2004
Posts: 25
"Head First Java" by Kathy and Bert is a must if you are a visual lerner. You will get to know Java�s Objectville which you will want to live forever. I have this book in my other hand as i am typing this message.

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