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You Gin
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Hi guys,

I'm about to finish with Head First Java book. I was advice to use it on this forum and that's why I want to ask you about next advice what book to be learned next from your standpoint.
Thank you very much.
 
Gary Ba
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What about Java Forum: Cattle Drive here.

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Bobby Smallman
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Well, it depends both on what your background in programming in general is and what your current goals are.

For instance, if you are planning on becoming SCJP/OCPJP(Why is the new acronym so hard to remember) certified then you could dive into the Sierra & Bates SCJP book next.

If certification is not an immediate goal and you are lacking in a general OO programming background you could start thinking about a book about design patterns to help broaden, Head First Design Patterns is nice starting block for looking at design patterns from a purely Java point of view.

If neither of those strike you as interesting and you want to get deeper into core Java concepts (which through your first book you touched on many) Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel is a very detailed(and large) book.

In my opinion any one of these options would be beneficial to your at this point, it really just depends on you! Good luck!
 
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You Gin wrote:Hi guys,

I'm about to finish with Head First Java book. I was advice to use it on this forum and that's why I want to ask you about next advice what book to be learned next from your standpoint.
Thank you very much.


Now that you are familiar with Java- You can start to actually apply it- Start coding. Or as suggested by Bobby, you can go in for certification. Other books which are good: Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
 
Rob Spoor
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Bobby Smallman wrote:SCJP/OCPJP(Why is the new acronym so hard to remember)

Because Oracle decided to add an extra "Professional". I had to look up what that P meant. They should have sticked to OCJP - Oracle Certified Java Programmer. Now it feels like I can't take the exam if I'm not a professional programmer.

Oh, and +1 on Effective Java. It's a great book.
 
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