Confessions time: I don't own the cattledrive's prescribed book & figured I'd be OK with my 3 smaller texts & the Deitels' 2 tomes. Does some voice of experience (besides the JJ2 author) think I'm going to regret this? PS I've already read the old posts on this subject. [ May 10, 2002: Message edited by: Elouise Kivineva ]
Originally posted by Marilyn deQueiroz: The JJ2 author will probably never know.
Hmm... then the obvious implication is the author must not visit JavaRanch and participate in our brilliant community... then how smart could he really be... then how good could a book by such a person really be... hmm...
Personally I didn't like this book. For someone just learning how to program, it's not very good. For someone who has had a bunch of experience with programming, it's alright. Dietel's books are definitely geared more towards beginners in general, and despite the rather lengthy discussions, they give you full code examples, and discuss those examples at length. Read those books, and you're good to go. Wrox has an excellent series of Java books, also.
I don't have it either and I turned out OK. I did have an earlier edition of the book, but I didn't get much out of it. It was the kind of book that I understood just fine while reading, but when I tried to use it to program anything of my own, I found myself not finding the answers there and turning to other resources.