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Collin Dugas
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Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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I suggest adding "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist" java version ebook to the free learning resources. I found it to be very good.
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
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The FAQs are a wiki - you can add the information yourself!
Collin Dugas
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Joined: Jul 10, 2009
Posts: 91
David O'Meara wrote:The FAQs are a wiki - you can add the information yourself!


Done!
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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I don't like that book at all. I think it ought to be deleted.
Ulf Dittmer
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I've never heard of the book - Collin and Campbell: would you mind fleshing out your respective opinions a bit?


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Collin Dugas
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+1. I would like to know the reasons as well.

Note : Have removed it but will add once this thread reaches a conclusion
Janeice DelVecchio
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I did a google search and only found a Java 4.0 version. Is there a version for 5 or 6?

Campbell, is the reason you don't like it because it does the procedural programming before introducing OOP concepts?


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Collin Dugas
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@Janeice : No, there is only version 4. But the reason I recommended this book is that it more about introduction to programming and not a specific language.
The preface says
"this book is not about Java, and it is only partly about programming. If it is successful, this book is about a way of thinking. Computer scientists have an approach to problem-solving, and a way of crafting solutions, that is unique, versatile and powerful."
 
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