Granny's Programming Pearls
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My programming experience mostly involved C and assembly until Java came along. I still use C and assembly for small embedded devices, but I use Java (sometimes C++) for anything on the pc. But, I used Java as though it were some sort of "Super C" rather than as an OO language.

Then I was given a copy of Beginning Java Objects (1st edition) and a whole new world opened before me -- objects! OOP! UML! That was three-plus years ago or thereabouts, and my OO programming progress is largely due to Jaquie Barker's excellent book. I have even recommended it over other popular books for folks wanting to work towards SCJD.

I'm sure the new edition will be as helpful for readers as the first edition was for me. I regularly weed out the weaker books in my collection, but this one will stay for a long, long time. It holds an honored place there along with The Java Programming Language, Agile Java, and, for quick reference, a few of the Java ... in a Nutshell books.
 
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Thanks for the super endorsement, Jeff!

Wow -- a first edition copy!!! Have you drawn a mustache on the cover yet?

Best,

Jacquie
 
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