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Head First Java 2

Vincent Brabant
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Joined: Nov 01, 2004
Posts: 33
Dear author(s) of that book,
I would like to say that I am disappointed.

The reason is that I have no idea if HFJ2 is a good buy when we already have HFJ.

And when I look at Free chapters on Oreilly site, I can't see any change comparing to preceding version.

The two free chapters have badly been choosed. One is concerning OO. But OO has not changed.
In the other chapter, I saw a for loop in the old style where the new style were possible.

So, I really have doubt about the new release of that book.

Can someone confirm my fear or not ?

Vincent Brabant<br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Hi Vincent,

The reason is that I have no idea if HFJ2 is a good buy when we already have HFJ.

A couple of days ago I talked about Tiger books in another thread.

The bottom line is that HF Java 2 is still, primarily a beginner's book. It definitely DOES NOT cover all the new Tiger features, because lots of Tiger is pretty advanced.

We really don't think it would be a very good value for someone to buy HF Java 2 if they already have H Java. And, as I discuss in the other thread, at this point I don't know of a single, great reference for all of the Tiger features.

But we kind of have a plan... we're going to ask our publisher if we could post a PDF of the collections chapter up on our site. While we enhanced several chapters in the Tiger book, if you had HF Java 1, and the collections chapter you'd be in pretty good shape.

We'll let you know if we can do that!

- Bert

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Darya Akbari
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Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Posts: 1855
Hi Bert,

do you mean with the collections chapter the HFJ 2nd edition "16 Data Structures" chapter?


I agree. Here's the link:
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