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subba rai
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Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Posts: 5
I am new to JAVA. I want to make java as my career.
I have knowledge of C & C++.
Can anybody please guide me in how to start JAVA
Please suggest me a good book for a beginner

Thank you.
Jef Cumps
cowbird
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Joined: Nov 14, 2001
Posts: 53
A good book for the basics (and as prep for Sun programmer ceritification) is Head First Java from Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates. A more comprehensive, and also very good, book is Thinking in Java from Bruse Eckel. Good luck and hav efun !
Khalid Askar
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 25, 2004
Posts: 2
Try This One, It is Great!

Beginning Java 2, SDK 1.4 Edition
by Ivor Horton
ISBN: 0-7645-4365-2
Dave Wood
bronco
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
Posts: 161
I'd echo Jef's suggestion of Head First Java. It will make your brain happy!


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