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Next book after Head First Java ?

Martin Petransky
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Joined: Jul 30, 2010
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Hi there,

i'm just finishing the HF Java book and i've already ordered 3 more HF books - Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design & Analysis and Software Development and i would like to ask for any recommendations on which of these books should i pick next ? Also, is any of these books suitable for bringing it on holiday where i won't have a computer - so is any of these such that i won't need to code a lot when reading it ?

Thank you very much !


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Angus Comber
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I have just finished Head first Java and now bought Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 - Mc Graw Hill. Only just started.

But after reading HFJ I think I need to start writing some code before going onto the new reading. The SCJP book is over 800 pages and looks very thorough - and should prepare you for the Java programmer exam.
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Martin Petransky wrote:Hi there,

i'm just finishing the HF Java book and i've already ordered 3 more HF books - Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design & Analysis and Software Development and i would like to ask for any recommendations on which of these books should i pick next ? Also, is any of these books suitable for bringing it on holiday where i won't have a computer - so is any of these such that i won't need to code a lot when reading it ?

Thank you very much !

All three of those books are good reading without a computer. You may want to try out a few things when you get back from your vacation, but you will be able to understand everything without a computer just fine.


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Martin Petransky
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Joined: Jul 30, 2010
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Thank you for your answers.

@jeanne: is there a sequence, like should i read one of the books before others ? currently i'm thinking about this, but im not sure about first two - which one first.

1. Software Development
2. Object Oriented Design & Analysis
3. Design Patterns
4. JSP & Servlets
lokesh sree
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Joined: Oct 27, 2009
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Hi Martin,

I had read HF software development and I believe that would be more suitable for your requirement (i.e, to carry with you for a holiday) compared to others. Servlets & JSP, Design Patterns would be better read sitting before a computer as you might have to try lots of examples for better understanding of the concepts.
And the concepts discussed in these 4 books do not have any dependency on one another. So, you can read them in any order depending on what kind of knowledge you want to gain first.


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Martin Petransky
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Thank you Lokesh! I think ill stick to my plan then and take Software Development with me and read the other books in that order when i come back.

Thank you all again !
 
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