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mike ryan
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Hi,

I wanted to buy this book but i see in Amazon here is an "Early Objects" and also a "Late Objects" version, I didn't see this in the book review section, so
can anyone tell me what the difference between the two are??

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Mike
 
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The publisher, Deitel & Associates, has a Facebook page; and this topic is addressed on their discussion board.
...the primary difference between the two books is that the LOV version is geared to college courses in which the instructor prefers not to teach the fundamentals of object-oriented programming until late in the introductory programming course, or possibly in a second course. So in the LOV version, we start this process in Chapter 7. In the EOV version we do this starting in Chapter 3.

Once you get to Chapter 8, both books are almost identical. The only difference is that some introductory material from the string (Ch16) and file processing (Ch17) chapters has been moved to the end of Chapter 6 in the LOV book.

Since the LOV book is geared specifically to a first programming course in Java, Chapters 26 through the end of the book are not included in the print publication. They are instead available as PDFs on a password protected site...

If you are learning Java on your own, we recommend using the Early Objects Version of the book.
 
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I am currently going through this book, 8th edition. I definitely recommend the Early Object Version. It flows smoothly and is easy to use and understand even though I had no previous programming experience prior to this book.
 
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ok thanks guys!! I will go with the early objects then!!
 
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If you are short of money try a second-hand 7th or 6th edition, but don't go for the 5th or earlier editions.
 
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Thanks for the tip Campbell, but i will get the newest one as i wanna be totally up-to-date;) it is a lil expensive but i heard they are well worth it
 
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See if you can borrow a Deitel book, any one. They have their own distinctive style, which many people (myself included) very much like, and others very much detest. So see how you get on with the style. I seem to say that whenever I mention Deitel books!
 
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