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Java SE 7 Programming Essentials: Is it a good book for Java newbie?

 
Qunfeng Wang
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I see it's a book for OCA exam. Is it organized as a good tutorial to Java newbies?
 
Ashley Riot
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Is it good for newbies and experienced programmers as well?
 
Michael Ernest
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Good questions.

The book aims at preparing readers for the OCA Exam, but it's not a pure prep guide. We cover the objectives of the exam with discussion; that's about it. The rest is really designed by what I think a beginner should know about the language and how to use it to good effect. There are, for example, several techniques I think a beginner should be exposed to that the OCA exam considers an advanced skill. I want to make sure the reader gets a feel for how the language is used -- or, at least, how I use it in my own work -- so they're not just learning the bare minimum required to pass the exam.
 
William P O'Sullivan
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Definitely as Michael suggested, start somewhere like here:
https://wikis.oracle.com/display/code/Home

This would give you the foundation for the more advanced topics presented in Certification preparation.

WP
 
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