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kavi lathigra
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Hello,

I would like to know if Head First JAVA is sufficient to learn the whole concept of Java ?
and which book is better for Advanced JAVA (J2EE)?
 
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There is no one book which will teach you everything. I like Horstmann and Cornell (newer editions available), but that doesn't teach you J2EE.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:There is no one book which will teach you everything. I like Horstmann and Cornell (newer editions available), but that doesn't teach you J2EE.


Agreed, there are tons of good books out there. Learning "the whole concept" of java is not something you'll do after reading one, two or even ten books. I think the question you should ask yourself is what about java do you want to learn and to be able to even answer that you'll probably want to know why.
 
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I don't think ten books are enough to learn "the whole concept of Java". Some folks say it can take years (as in, ten or more) before you are really good at anything. That would include programming.
 
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Do you think ten lifetimes are enough to learn the “whole concept of Java”?
 
kavi lathigra
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I can see from all of your replies. But , as I asked : will Head First Java help me to understand the concept of java! and yes, reading books is of no use unless practicing it along .
The reason I asked you this question is that, I have seen many books of java, but this one(Head first) helped me a lot, so wanted to know if it could still help me to continue with advanced java.
Thank you.
 
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kavi lathigra wrote:I can see from all of your replies. But , as I asked : will Head First Java help me to understand the concept of java!

Your original post said "the WHOLE concept of java".

Programmers tend to be fairly literal, so by saying "whole", we thought you meant every single aspect of java.
 
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kavi lathigra wrote: . . . I have seen many books of java, but this one(Head first) helped me a lot, so wanted to know if it could still help me to continue with advanced java.
Thank you.
Don't know.
 
kavi lathigra
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Ok. By "whole" I meant the concept needed such as (OOP,multithreading,abstract class, collections, interfaces, exception handling,inner class,method overloading.)
But I guess, my question does not have any answer.
Anyway!
Thank you
 
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We have a specific forum where we do book reviews http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-49/Book%20Reviews. Here's the book review of Head First Java http://www.coderanch.com/t/93522/Book-Reviews/Head-Java-Bert-Bates-Kathy. You can take a look at the review comments and I think that should give you an idea of what to expect of the book.
 
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Thank you for clearing my concern.. It helped.. Finally. the book is appreciated by many people.
 
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