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The Java Programming Language

Angela Poynton
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Not a very *fun* book to curl up with by the fire on a Saturday night with a cafe
mocha, but it comes from Those Who Know and is a great way to double-check your facts.
It's still friendlier (but less thorough) than the Java Language Specification
(JLS).(cowgirl May 1999) (Review is for an earlier edition)

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Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
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