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Stephen Foy
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Ive just finished semester a of my uni course, with quite good marks.

Discrete Mathematics - 92%
Profesional Issues in computing - 94%
Fundemental Programming Principles - 90%

I want to improve my overall program writing and gain a good grasp of, method writing, and other java standards, so its like second nature for me when i return in semester b. Any websites, books and general tips you can give?

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Junilu Lacar
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Best way to get better is to Practice, Practice, Practice. You could also try going on the JavaRanch Cattle Drive.

As for books, I'd recommend:

Effective Java Programming Language Guide by Joshua Bloch

Applying UML and Patterns : An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development (3rd Edition)
by Craig Larman
[ December 15, 2005: Message edited by: Junilu Lacar ]
 
John Dell'Oso
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After learning the basics, I found Bruce Eckel's "Thinking In Java" to be a good book for a more "insightful" view of Java. The book can be downloaded from here:

Thinking In Java - 3rd Edition

Regards,
John
 
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