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Is "Beginning Java Objects" by Jacquie Barker still recommended or considered outdated?

 
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Hi all,

The second edition of this book was published in 2005.

Here's the scoop:
I've been through the HF Java book. I'm ok with basic syntax - but not feeling grounded with OO concepts.

A little more background - I'm considering using this book for a study group at work. I currently program on a midrange system - procedural programming. The proprietary language is being dumped in favor of java.

I'm trying to translate my years of green screen to java objects/classes - and so far I feel like I'm missing the boat.

If this book would be considered outdated - is there any other text/program that would be recommended?

Thanks.
Vic
 
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Welcome to the Ranch!

I have not used "Beginning Java Objects" before but I thought since no one had responded yet I would give my two-cents. Java Ranch has a great resource of book reviews at The Bunkhouse and there is a forum dedicated to Java books as well.

If you are looking for a book to go through OO concepts mixed with some Design Patterns as well as just general tips and good practices in Java I highly recommend "Effective Java" by Joshua Bloch.
 
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There is a review of that book on the Bunkhouse page you quoted.
 
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Hi Wilson,

Perhaps you could try "Effective Java" by Joshua Blotch, which I believe will help you gain insights on using the Java effectively, OO style.

Just my 2 cents.

Welcome to the Java family
 
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