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Book recommendations? Newbie!

 
Don Bohm
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Hey All! I'm just starting out on the path of Java with no programming skills. I have Beginning Programming with Java 2 for Dummies, and Teach Yourself Java in 24 hours. Are these good to start or is there something better out there? I'm compatant at simple programs and compiling, but am lost on some terms and definetions. Thanks!
 
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Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition, Bruce Eckel
 
miguel lisboa
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if you dont have any programming experience at all i'd vividly discourage you from starting with TiJ

yes it is an excelent book, but for someone with a C background or with some programming experience, otherwise you'll quickly get bored and discouraged (and tired of C comparisons)

i'd recommend one of the following:
Agile Java, by J Langr
or
Head First Java by K & B

i'v them all and wish i had one of the last two before i bought (yes, i did) TiJ

hope this helps
 
Layne Lund
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This question is asked here on a regular basis. I suggest that you use the search tool to find what others have said previously.

Also, if you just need terms and definitions clarified, feel free to ask specific questions here. That's what the Saloon is for!

Layne
[ May 22, 2005: Message edited by: Layne Lund ]
 
Don Bohm
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Thanks alot! Great suggestions and ya, I should have thought about the search tool!
 
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