This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum.
We're giving away four copies of Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and have Khalid A Mughal & Rolf W Rasmussen on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) this week in the OCAJP forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

How is Deitel and Deitel

 
RajeshSharmaa Sharma
Greenhorn
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,
I am a beginner with Java, uptil now I was reading the Herbert Schildt's Complete Reference.But there are no programming assignments to try working on, so I have just switched to Deitel & Deitel's- JAVA How to Program.Can you please tell me how is this book.Is has alot of programming assignments at the end of the chapters are they worth trying.Or suggest some other text.Thanks,
Rajesh
 
Rajagopal Manohar
Ranch Hand
Posts: 183
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Core Java by Cay S. Horstmann & Gary Cornell is one of the better books http://www.horstmann.com/corejava.html

Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel is also a great book.http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/. It is also available as a free download
 
fred rosenberger
lowercase baba
Bartender
Posts: 12183
34
Chrome Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Lots of folks around here like "Head First Java", by the Java Ranch's own Kathy Sierra and Burt Bates..

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfjava2/
 
Jeff Bosch
Ranch Hand
Posts: 805
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I had to use the Deitel book in a college course. It's not the best, mainly because I think it tries to do too much, so it's easy for a reader to get overwhelmed. It's not the worst, either.

If you already have it, I suggest you try working through some of the early chapters and if they resonate with you, go for it. (Different styles work for different people. That's why there are so many books published on topics like Java.) Some folks love the book. I kept my copy after the course ended and occasionally thumb through it.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic