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Welcome Herbert Schildt!

Dirk Schreckmann
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This week, we're delighted to have Herbert Schildt amongst us, helping to answer questions in the Java in General (beginner) forum.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of his book, Java: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition (Beginner's Guide), provided by the publisher, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media.

Welcome Herbert!

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Herb Schildt
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Hi Dirk, and everyone at JavaRanch!

Its always fun to be here.


For my latest books on Java, including my Java Programming Cookbook, see HerbSchildt.com
Jeff Jetton
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Joined: Mar 29, 2005
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Cool!

Here's a good "geek" story... Years ago, I had a roommate that had just dropped an intro to programming class at Boston University. I bought his textbook off of him, had him give me his username and password for his mainframe--yes, mainframe--account, and would sneak into the BU library to get on a terminal (I wasn't a student there). That's how I started to teach myself C.

The textbook was the original, 1987 edition of "C: The Complete Reference". It's still one of my first resources I'll grab when I have to freshen up on linked lists, expression parsing, etc. In fact, it's sitting on my office bookshelf as I type this.

So thanks, Herb! Glad to have you at the ranch.

- Jeff
Herb Schildt
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Jeff:

Great story!

Many thanks!

Herb
Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
Posts: 3061
Welcome to the Ranch, Herb.

Layne


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Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
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I still use "C: A Complete Reference".* 4th Edition, I believe, which I just recently upgraded from the 2nd Edition. Great book. If your Java book is half as good as the C book (which I'm sure it is), Java newbies will be in good hands.

*I do a fair amount of embedded development, an arena where C still rules.


Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
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Welcome to the Ranch againm Mr.Herbert. Last time, I was not good enough in luck, not winning the Java:The Complete Reference. This time I hope I might win one.

Originally posted by Jeff Jetton:
Here's a good "geek" story... Years ago, I had a roommate that had just dropped an intro to programming class at Boston University. I bought his textbook off of him, had him give me his username and password for his mainframe--yes, mainframe--account, and would sneak into the BU library to get on a terminal (I wasn't a student there). That's how I started to teach myself C.

The textbook was the original, 1987 edition of "C: The Complete Reference". It's still one of my first resources I'll grab when I have to freshen up on linked lists, expression parsing, etc. In fact, it's sitting on my office bookshelf as I type this.


As for me, the first programming I learnt was C and the textbook that I used was Teach Yourself C of Mr.Herbert. It's a long long time ago, when I don't know how to spell J.A.V.A., I read Teach Yourself C and came into the world of programming.

I hope we will have a nice week here in this forum with Mr.Herbert. Thanks.


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Herb Schildt
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Layne, Jeff, and Ko Ko:

Thanks for your kind words. They are appreciated.

Its always great to be at JavaRanch.

Herb
Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

Waw, Hi Herbet.
Your Book : Art Of Java is one of my favorites books at all.

I highly recommened this book to every one serious about Java (steal it if necessary)
Well, Hi again ...
Herb Schildt
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Posts: 239
John:

Thanks! You made my day!

Herb
rajiv nair
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Joined: Feb 07, 2002
Posts: 15
Thanks Herbet!!
Your book on C was always inspirational to me and I can't wait to read your book on JAVA. Is there any sample chapters which we can browse thru.
Thanks again
Herb Schildt
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Rajiv:

The book has just been released and Osborne has not yet put up the sample chapter. However, a sample chapter should be available at Osborne's web site early next week.

Thanks!

Herb
Manuel Diaz
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Joined: Apr 22, 2005
Posts: 79
Sorry for this, but I dont know. Who is Herb?. Just curious.


Note: I love programming.
Manuel Diaz
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Originally posted by Manuel Diaz:
Sorry for this, but I dont know. Who is Herb?. Just curious.


Sorry for my last comment, I know now who you are. I love the world of computers and programming mostly. I wish to be in the place your are now, and have my own books like you have. Of course I still need more time to get there, but some day I will obtain it. Im working hard as much as I can. Please, if you can write me something, only a single line. I would like to have a comment of a personality like you.

Greetings Manuel Diaz

Note: sorry for my english, is not too good.
[ April 23, 2005: Message edited by: Manuel Diaz ]
 
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