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Lawrence Kennon
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Joined: Jan 18, 2006
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I have the "Head First Java" book, original edition which covers 1.4. I was looking at the review on Amazon for the 2nd edition, but didn't see anything that told me if it covered 1.5?

Do you know - does it cover the changes in Java 1.5?

Thanks,

lwk
Mark Vedder
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 624

Yes. The primary changes from the first edition to the second edition is Java 5 coverage. From the Book's Information Page:


This revised second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java development platform.
Shawn Montague
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Joined: Aug 06, 2008
Posts: 25
I highly recommend this book *. I started a new job where I was required to learn Java - this was after 8 1/2 years of working in MS technologies.

The Head First Java and Design Patterns books really helped me get up to speed. After a couple months of programming and studying, I feel pretty confident handling the work coming my way.

This site has helped tremendously as well.

* results may vary.
sudipto shekhar
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Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 818

It contains the stuff that will teach you Java,covering JAVA 5.0,easy and fast.
Can also be very helpful for SCJP 1.5 exam.

With Regards.

S.Shekhar.


Regards, Sud.
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Ls chin
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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I'm also reading Head First Java and I find the first 11 chapters very interesting and easy to follow. But from chapter 12 onwards, where they teach you how to make a GUI, it starts to get confusing. The flow of explanations is kinda choppy, but that's only my personal opinion. I wish the explanation is step-by-step, instead of explaning one thing and then jumping to another thing, and coming back to the previous thing again.

I'm also reading the K&B book for SCJP and I find that book very good (or so far so good).
 
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