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Recommend a book or online turorial link

 
Prabhat Kumar N
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Hi there.. I work for a software firm. Its like this. I actually finished my BE in Electronics & Communication. However my C and C++ skills were pretty good (although not perfect). So I got recruited. I had no idea about java. But I have to work on Java, JSP, Servlets. In one month I somehow managed to learn a part of Java,JSP,Servlets. But I feel its not upto the mark. Thats why I want a book where I can type the code from an example and learn (improve) my skills using it. I found a book called "Java Examples in A Nutshell" . How is the book ? Is there any better book or some online tutorials ? I don't get much of free time. I get about 2 hrs per day during weekdays but I m fully free on Saturdays and Sundays. And I have to finish a lot of stuff as soon as possible. So please help
 
Jesper de Jong
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Sun's online Java Tutorials are quite good. In our Bunkhouse we have a lot of book reviews.
 
Prabhat Kumar N
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The book Java Examples in A Nutshell is rated 5 out of 10 in bunkhouse. Even though its 1st edition thats rated and 3rd edition is currently out. Any other book which has lot of examples which I can look, practice and learn ?
 
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Did you follow the link which Jesper gave? Did you use the search for books on JSP and/or servlets? I did and got lot of interesting results.
Did you visit our servlets faq and jsp faq sections?

 
Prabhat Kumar N
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Yes. I checked. When I search many of the results give books with reviews "good introductory explanation.. with examples.." But what I need is a book full of examples. I need very less introductory topics and more & more examples with explanations for those programs. Thats all.. Thats why I was asking here, so that you could give preference to some of them. Please help
 
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As mentioned, the Sun java tutorials have lots of good examples, often quite advanced. IMO they are not the best for beginners because they tend to include a lot of things that are not essential to the specific topic being exemplified, but for someone experienced in c++ like yourself, that shouldn't be a problem.
 
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I like the Sun tutorials too. (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/index.html). There are many many books out there, and they are all pretty good. It's hard to go wrong. (Although I'm not that fond of the "Java in a Nutshell" book.) I'd check out a used book store. Plus, you might want to look into Thinking in Java, by Bruce Eckel: http://www.mindviewinc.com/Books/ -- Bruce Eckel makes old editions of some of his books available online. For Java, it's the 3rd edition, published in 2002, which won't include 1.5 features.
 
Mathew Lee
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java complete reference is one good book. Effective Java is also other good book i found my self.
 
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