Hello, First of all, my sincere thanks to you for your great efforts on Java 2: The Complete Reference. It not only helps a beginner to understand the fundamentals of the language but also kindles interest in them to explore and learn more.............. You have mentioned in your posts that Java Cookbook is a "Solution Oriented" guide. Can you please tell me how beneficial the book will be for someone who has just grasped the fundamentals of the language quite well and who is keen on pursuing further? I mean to ask, "who" can appreciate and get the best out the book? Does it require any prerequisites?
I am not Mr Schildt, but I thought that I would just throw in a comment.
Depending on your point of view, it could be very useful at this point.
Any time that you learn a new tool ( a new wrench, a new piece of test equipment, or a programming language/environment ) a next natural question would be... "so how do you USE it?"
This may seem backwards, and it may even BE backwards....but...
if along your Java learning path you ever had a question "what would you use this for?".... perhaps you might find samples here that would show you one possible use and then, that could inspire other uses in your designs.
SCJP - 86% - June 11, 2009
See the contents and sample chapter to see if it "jells" with you .. Also you can have a look at the sample recipe - http://herbschildt.com/recipe_sample.htm - to decide for yourself it the book is suitable for you at your current experience..
My cookbook shows how to accomplish many practical tasks. One of the hardest things about programming (whether you are a novice or an experienced pro) is figuring out what API classes and methods you must use, and in what order to use them, to accomplish some task. My book describes a large number of solutions that illustrate in step-by-step format how to "get the job done"
BTW: The recipe on my website is one of the shortest (and simplist) in the book. (I would expect most JavaRanchers to already know how to read bytes from a file.) I used a simple recipe for illusration so that the concept would be clear to programmers of all skill levels. Many of the recipes in my book are signficantly more advanced, such as those that deal with regular expressions, return a value from a thread, use a semaphore, or create a servlet. But like I say in the book, "Most things in programming are easy once you know how to do them!"
For my latest books on Java, including Introducing JavaFX 8 Programming, see HerbSchildt.com
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