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Is it the right book?

 
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Hi
I have been programming in Java for a couple of months. When I try to analyze my knowledge that I have gained so far, I feel I know quite a bit, but I do not have a complete grip.
So will Thinking in Java be the right book to start with?
Thanks in advance.
Lalitha
 
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It is a very good book if you are a programmer with a little experience, I highly recommend it.
It is not a certification book however, if you are thinking of certification I can highly recommend the latest Java2 Exam Cram book from QUE, by far the best in its field
 
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Welcome to the Ranch Lalitha.
You might also try The Java Tutorial. Again this is not a certification book.
Do not forget to visit JavaRanch regularly.
 
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Marcus -
Where did you hear it was the best in its field ?
 
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Hi all,
Thanks for the responses.
I have gone through couple of chapters from the book The Java Programming Language" - James Gosling. I am not sure if you have heard about this book, but it covers details. But it is too informative and at times difficult to retain all the information.
I will also be going through a certification oriented book but first I wanted to have my fundamentals strong as lot of you suggest.
Thanks again
Lalitha
 
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So will Thinking in Java be the right book to start with?


YES. It is a REALLY good book.
Plus, you can try it before you buy it:
http://www.bruceeckel.com
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