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good book for Java Beginner

 
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Hi
I'm a hard-core Oracle guy. Can anyone tell me a real good book
in Java from beginners point of view keeping in mind I have little or no exerience in C
 
Rich Wardwell
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There is a book review section of this web site, you might want to check it out.
As far as beginner books, the two that I generally recommend are Ivor Horton's Beginning Java or Peter Van Der Linden's Just Java 2. Ivor's book was kind of the old standard (I used the JDK 1.1 edition of the book extensively), whereas Peter's book seems to be the hot book now. I don't think you can go wrong with either of them.
 
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My recommendation is the same as the author of Just Java 2: If you know C (or C++) already, that book is best. And I concur with the opinion about Ivor Horton's book. This last one is better for non-C programmers, IMO. And there is a Java 2 version out. In BOTH cases, be sure to download the errata from the Web.
 
kazi Shahin
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I'm following Head First. It's really good to understand java
 
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I really like Head First: Java. The book is not only good for beginners, it also does a good job on explaining the concept ie. OO, some patterns. Lots of pictures!

Gary
 
Bobby Smallman
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I would suggest Head First Java as anyone's first steps into the magical world of Java. It is a relatively quick book which will give you a solid base on which you can expand in any direction you want. I think, more than any other starting Java book, it makes you love what you are learning. Or I suppose Kathy Sierra would say it creates a "passion" for Java.

Whichever way you choose to start, always feel free to come back to the Ranch for help!
 
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Wauw it took you more then 10 years to post your first post! Then welcome isn't really in please but welcome. Please check your private messages for an administrative matter.
 
sean parsons
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Head First Java
 
Jesper de Jong
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Please note that you are replying to a ten year old thread. I don't think the person who asked the original question is still waiting for an answer.
 
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