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Jafar Khan
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HI all,

I am just starting to learn Java, as of now i am just trying to get all the information about how to start Java. I was told by a friend of mine about this wonderful site. This is really a gr8 site for programmers. I've been through some forums in this site(well i still have to get your lingo).

I have been through Bunkhouse and found that the best book for start Java is "Just Java" but all through the forums there are discussions about "Head first Java" only.

The only programming language I know is The Great "C", I have no knowledge of any kind about the OOP concept.

As this forum is visited by the authors also, I would like to ask all to assist me purchasing one book, I know that just one book won't be enough to master java, but buying all the books is a costly affair, and moreover core Java is just the beginning.

Thank you

Jafar Khan
Ilja Preuss
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You might also want to take a look at "Thinking in Java", wich is downloadable free from the net, targeted at developers who know a language like C and therefore also teaches OO.


The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Jafar Khan
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Joined: Jun 18, 2005
Posts: 9
Hi Ilja,

How are you doing, nice to get a reply from an author. Frankly was expecting many replies, however it is a good start.

I have been through the download site and alredy have it with me, but we here in india are not habituated to read through the monitor. So we either buy the book or get it xeroxed. I will have TIJ, i was just wondering which will be a better buy for a hard copy or should I go for TIJ as a gard copy.



Thank you
Jafar Khan
Ilja Preuss
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I think both "Head First Java" and "Just Java" have sample chapters online. "Head First" has a very unique style, so you might want to look which one appeals to you more.
Jafar Khan
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Joined: Jun 18, 2005
Posts: 9
Hi Ilja,

Thank you for responding agian, just one more question, are both the books good to start without any knowledge of OOPS concept?, or is it the pre-requisite in both or either of them

Thank you

Jafar khan
Ilja Preuss
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As far as I know, both books don't assume that you know OO.
 
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