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Andrew James

Joined: Feb 15, 2010
Posts: 4
How reputable is's Textbook? I havent found any recommendations for it around the net, and have more so for head firsts JAVA. Just briefly skimming through coffeebreaks textbook, it seems much easier for a beginner to understand. Does anyone have any experience with this textbook or comments regarding its legitamacy? Thanks in advance!
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

I hadn't heard of, but just skimming the site, it looks like this is very old information. It's geared towards Java 1.3, which makes it at least 8 years old.

You need something up to date (Java 6).

"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
Serap Elbeyoglu
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Joined: Feb 12, 2010
Posts: 52
Hello Andrew,

I have visited this web page ( ) The page was updated June 05, 2006. Actually it has beneficial but old information.

If you want to find a good tutorial, please visit at Sun. Here is the link which I want to share with you and other beginners: Sun's Tutorial Page

Serap Elbeyoglu
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 45365
I think I would agree with Marc.
I agree. Here's the link:
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition