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Question for Herb Schildt

Thomas Paul
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Herb, (or anyone who has read his book, Java2: A Beginner's Guide) is this a good book to use as a textbook? I have been trying various books and I just haven't found one that is a perfect fit.

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Herb Schildt
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I think that my book Java 2: A Beginner's Guide works well as a text book. I know that it is widely used as one. For example, approximately 400 high-schools around the US are using the Oracle Internet Academy Special Edition of Java 2: A Beginner's Guide.
The book covers the basics of Java, as one would expect. It also covers such things as I/O, multithreading, events, and applets. By the time a reader has finished the book, he or she will be able to begin writing useful Java code and be ready to learn all the other Java-based technologies.
When writing the book, I put significant effort into making the book evenly-paced, with a consistent level maintained throughout. I also included lots of examples, projects, and exercises. Finally, the book assumes no prior knowledge of programming, but the reader with previous experience will be able to move much quicker.
Thanks for asking about it!

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What's special about the Oracle Internet Academy Special Edition that it's suited well for high school students?

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Erwin Bredford
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hi herb i am a big fan of any way i have been saving to get your book the art of java and the problem is i am in nigeria ,lagos precisely.i was wondering if u could ship to to me when i pay you for it becos i ahve been trying to see if i could get the book from amazon but the used version do not ship to africa .help me out pls. the used book version is what i can afford .thanks a buch.
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Rafael Santos

Joined: Feb 19, 2004
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Hi Herb,
First of all, I bought your book - The Art of java - and i wanna thank you for
sharing your knowledge with all.You are a Java Man. I am thinking about what you propose on the end
of chapter 6 - WEBCRAWLER - develop a tracker file ( what a challenge !)
A challange for me ,cos for you i bet you alredy done it. How can i do that ?
i �m thinking to use mkDir to create every directory. Please, could send some code in Java that save in local drive the urls ?
I agree. Here's the link:
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