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Billy Boyle
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In the spring, I will be teaching a programming languages course. Part of the course will cover Java. I am looking for a recommendation of a textbook. The students will be familiar with programming and Object-Oriented Programming (university junior/senior level). I learned Java via the internet and various out-dated books. I would like to provide the students with a better learning strategy. Here are a few topics I would like to cover:
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    A bit expensive, but for people who already understand OO programming (do they really?) I would probably go for Horstmann and Cornell.
    Have you found our books page yet? Worth a visit. You will find Horstmann and Cornell reviewed there somewhere. They appear to have got as far as the 8th edition.

    That is a book on how to program in Java; it is not a book about programming languages or compilers or anything like that.

    Obviously other people will have different recommendations.

    And welcome to JavaRanch
     
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