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Review of Practical Java

 
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Hello,
I would like review about "Practical Java" by Peter Hagger. If anyone owns this book, I would like to hear how good is this book for a person who is a certified programmer in JAVA but no programming experience in JAVA. I have many years of programming experience with C, COBOL etc.
Thanks
Sudhin
 
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Careful, Peter is a bartender here at JavaRanch, and might just decide to provide his OWN review .
Meet Peter here: http://javaranch.com/contact.jsp#Haggar
Read a review by SOMEONE ELSE (sorry Peter ) at the Bunkhouse under Advanced Java books:
http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/bunkhouseAdvanced.jsp
 
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
Careful, Peter is a bartender here at JavaRanch, and might just decide to provide his OWN review .
Meet Peter here: http://javaranch.com/contact.jsp#Haggar


Cindy, I was tempted, but you blew my cover!
Peter Haggar

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Senior Software Engineer, IBM
author of: Practical Java
 
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I love this book. I had been plodding through _Thinking in Java_
and then took a training course my company offered which really
helped me get the GIST of it all better - and then I bought
_Practical Java_ and it was exactly the kick in the head I
needed
In the same vein as _Effective Perl Programming_ it offers little nuggets of wisdom that address many common pitfalls or suggest better/different ways of approaching the same old time honored problems.
For instance a useful technique that roughly mimics MI is discussed in the Classes and Interfaces chapter (I wish there were more on that BTW - maybe including the interface/adapter model which I've been searching for an explanation of .
Not something to read IMO when you're just starting out but once
you've mastered the basics this book starts being immensely
useful.
 
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