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Dirk Schreckmann
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This week, we're delighted to have Herbert Schildt amongst us, helping to answer questions in the Java in General (beginner) forum.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of his book, Java: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition (Beginner's Guide), provided by the publisher, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media.

Welcome Herbert!

For more information on this and future book promotions, visit http://www.javaranch.com/bookpromo.jsp
 
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Hi Dirk, and everyone at JavaRanch!

Its always fun to be here.
 
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Cool!

Here's a good "geek" story... Years ago, I had a roommate that had just dropped an intro to programming class at Boston University. I bought his textbook off of him, had him give me his username and password for his mainframe--yes, mainframe--account, and would sneak into the BU library to get on a terminal (I wasn't a student there). That's how I started to teach myself C.

The textbook was the original, 1987 edition of "C: The Complete Reference". It's still one of my first resources I'll grab when I have to freshen up on linked lists, expression parsing, etc. In fact, it's sitting on my office bookshelf as I type this.

So thanks, Herb! Glad to have you at the ranch.

- Jeff
 
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Jeff:

Great story!

Many thanks!

Herb
 
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Welcome to the Ranch, Herb.

Layne
 
Jeff Bosch
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I still use "C: A Complete Reference".* 4th Edition, I believe, which I just recently upgraded from the 2nd Edition. Great book. If your Java book is half as good as the C book (which I'm sure it is), Java newbies will be in good hands.

*I do a fair amount of embedded development, an arena where C still rules.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch againm Mr.Herbert. Last time, I was not good enough in luck, not winning the Java:The Complete Reference. This time I hope I might win one.

Originally posted by Jeff Jetton:
Here's a good "geek" story... Years ago, I had a roommate that had just dropped an intro to programming class at Boston University. I bought his textbook off of him, had him give me his username and password for his mainframe--yes, mainframe--account, and would sneak into the BU library to get on a terminal (I wasn't a student there). That's how I started to teach myself C.

The textbook was the original, 1987 edition of "C: The Complete Reference". It's still one of my first resources I'll grab when I have to freshen up on linked lists, expression parsing, etc. In fact, it's sitting on my office bookshelf as I type this.


As for me, the first programming I learnt was C and the textbook that I used was Teach Yourself C of Mr.Herbert. It's a long long time ago, when I don't know how to spell J.A.V.A., I read Teach Yourself C and came into the world of programming.

I hope we will have a nice week here in this forum with Mr.Herbert. Thanks.
 
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Layne, Jeff, and Ko Ko:

Thanks for your kind words. They are appreciated.

Its always great to be at JavaRanch.

Herb
 
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Waw, Hi Herbet.
Your Book : Art Of Java is one of my favorites books at all.

I highly recommened this book to every one serious about Java (steal it if necessary)
Well, Hi again ...
 
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John:

Thanks! You made my day!

Herb
 
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Thanks Herbet!!
Your book on C was always inspirational to me and I can't wait to read your book on JAVA. Is there any sample chapters which we can browse thru.
Thanks again
 
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Rajiv:

The book has just been released and Osborne has not yet put up the sample chapter. However, a sample chapter should be available at Osborne's web site early next week.

Thanks!

Herb
 
Manuel Diaz
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Sorry for this, but I dont know. Who is Herb?. Just curious.
 
Manuel Diaz
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Originally posted by Manuel Diaz:
Sorry for this, but I dont know. Who is Herb?. Just curious.


Sorry for my last comment, I know now who you are. I love the world of computers and programming mostly. I wish to be in the place your are now, and have my own books like you have. Of course I still need more time to get there, but some day I will obtain it. Im working hard as much as I can. Please, if you can write me something, only a single line. I would like to have a comment of a personality like you.

Greetings Manuel Diaz

Note: sorry for my english, is not too good.
[ April 23, 2005: Message edited by: Manuel Diaz ]
 
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