This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Which book gives the most complete knowledge of core Java in the most systematic way? I mean i have read few books but found them to be lacking in one aspect or the other!!! I want a book which looks into the depths of java alongside giving us different pitfalls faced by novice java programmers.
Which books have you read, and in which aspects have you found them to be lacking? A book that covers both the depth and the width of Java would be a very thick book indeed - probably not possible, or at least not practical.
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I have read Herb Schildt(Complete Reference), Wrox Publication's java5 by Horton and K&B for cert(scjp) I understand that the book providing complete java understanding would be quite thick but i would like a book which comes nearest to the task The books i read were written with a specific task(teaching java to beginners) Now i want a book which can help with my quest at becoming a good programmer...