The second edition of this book was published in 2005.
Here's the scoop:
I've been through the HF Java book. I'm ok with basic syntax - but not feeling grounded with OO concepts.
A little more background - I'm considering using this book for a study group at work. I currently program on a midrange system - procedural programming. The proprietary language is being dumped in favor of java.
I'm trying to translate my years of green screen to java objects/classes - and so far I feel like I'm missing the boat.
If this book would be considered outdated - is there any other text/program that would be recommended?
I have not used "Beginning Java Objects" before but I thought since no one had responded yet I would give my two-cents. Java Ranch has a great resource of book reviews at The Bunkhouse and there is a forum dedicated to Java books as well.
If you are looking for a book to go through OO concepts mixed with some Design Patterns as well as just general tips and good practices in Java I highly recommend "Effective Java" by Joshua Bloch.