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Book recommendations? Newbie!

Don Bohm

Joined: May 22, 2005
Posts: 2
Hey All! I'm just starting out on the path of Java with no programming skills. I have Beginning Programming with Java 2 for Dummies, and Teach Yourself Java in 24 hours. Are these good to start or is there something better out there? I'm compatant at simple programs and compiling, but am lost on some terms and definetions. Thanks!
Peter Rooke
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
Posts: 820

Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition, Bruce Eckel

Regards Pete
miguel lisboa
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Joined: Feb 08, 2004
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if you dont have any programming experience at all i'd vividly discourage you from starting with TiJ

yes it is an excelent book, but for someone with a C background or with some programming experience, otherwise you'll quickly get bored and discouraged (and tired of C comparisons)

i'd recommend one of the following:
Agile Java, by J Langr
Head First Java by K & B

i'v them all and wish i had one of the last two before i bought (yes, i did) TiJ

hope this helps

java amateur
Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
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This question is asked here on a regular basis. I suggest that you use the search tool to find what others have said previously.

Also, if you just need terms and definitions clarified, feel free to ask specific questions here. That's what the Saloon is for!

[ May 22, 2005: Message edited by: Layne Lund ]

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Don Bohm

Joined: May 22, 2005
Posts: 2
Thanks alot! Great suggestions and ya, I should have thought about the search tool!
I agree. Here's the link:
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