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2 new books..............hope they're the right choice?

 
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Hi all,
Just looking for some hopeful reasurance that the 2 new books I've just purchased are rated with you guys and are going to help me along the way to knowing the Java language pretty well and the art of programming. Here's hoping.
Just Java 2 ( fifth edition - 1.4 SDK )
Peter van der Linden.
An Introduction to PROGRAMMING and OBJECT ORIENTED DESIGN using JAVA.
Nino / Hosch.
They both look superb but at this stage of my Java career I could be fooled.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
Stevie.
 
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Have you seen the reviews here and here? Just Java 2 is also recommended for the Cattle Drive course offered at this site.
[ February 17, 2002: Message edited by: Marilyn deQueiroz ]
 
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Beginning Java 2 and Core Java are also good starter books..
 
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Well, you will love the "Just Java 2" book. Van der Linden is a great author.
I am embarrassed to say that I have not yet read my copy of the "Introduction to PROGRAMMING and OBJECT ORIENTED DESIGN using JAVA" book that I WON during the give away. There just does not seem to be enough hours in the day <sigh>.
 
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Just Java 2 ROCKS!!!
My biggest criticism of Java How To books is they provide too much information. Van der Linden gives much more weight to the concepts of JAVA. Use it in conjunction with Horton and you'll be up and runnng in no time.
Now, what do I mean by "too much information"..?
There is a saying that only so much water can pass through a 2 inch pipe. I got a severe case of information overload early on. Had I used JJ2 from the start I'm sure I'd have had an easier time of it.
Enjoy,
Pete
 
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