i have been using HF Series book for learning Java and Servlets/JSP. No doubt, these books and others lay much importance to explain the concept in a very clear way.But , in my opinion, i don't find much working examples.
i do understand that using the Programming Language we have to work on logic of our own and develop application of our requirement.
i want to work on more code examples which gives me a strong foundation for coding applications. Though there may be some forum over here that satisfies my need , i request the concerned members to kindly guide me in this.
I really liked the Head First books, they made my mind think like a lava lamp - which is kind of essential when you are thinking in objects.
However after Head First I did the two Murarch books (Java & Jsp). These had good examples both in the exercises and as exercise at the end I certainly found the Murach books useful getting some discipline into my thinking, after somewhat having my discipline challenged by Head First.
This is an only an opinion, but it is based on recent experience.
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