Hi, I am a beginner with Java, uptil now I was reading the Herbert Schildt's Complete Reference.But there are no programming assignments to try working on, so I have just switched to Deitel & Deitel's- JAVA How to Program.Can you please tell me how is this book.Is has alot of programming assignments at the end of the chapters are they worth trying.Or suggest some other text.Thanks, Rajesh
I had to use the Deitel book in a college course. It's not the best, mainly because I think it tries to do too much, so it's easy for a reader to get overwhelmed. It's not the worst, either.
If you already have it, I suggest you try working through some of the early chapters and if they resonate with you, go for it. (Different styles work for different people. That's why there are so many books published on topics like Java.) Some folks love the book. I kept my copy after the course ended and occasionally thumb through it.
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...)