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When I learnt C, I was advised to follow this book: Schaum's outline of theory and problems of programming with C, 2nd Ed., by Byron S. Gottfried Ph.D. It had an easy-to-follow pattern in the form of Questions-Answers.

Later on, I came across many books like The C Programming Language Book by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, but this book remains my favourite!

So naturally my question should be:
Is there a similar book in Java, following the same pattern, attempting to build our Java experience from the Grounds Up, without any dependence on the C programming language, with numerous programming codes, examples and problems?

I can't post any longer in my earlier thread, "Can one not learn Java without knowing C? And C without machine or assembly languages?", which in any case needed to be separated into two queries.
 
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If you like to learn a language from the ground up, Java in a Nutshell, 6th edition is probably your best bet.  It's not in Q&A format, though.
 
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Rajib Ban wrote:I can't post any longer in my earlier thread, "Can one not learn Java without knowing C? And C without machine or assembly languages?"


If you are having trouble posting, please make a report in the Ranch Office forum for help.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:If you are having trouble posting, please make a report in the Ranch Office forum for help.


Let's bury that part and ignore it further!
You have removed my formatting. You might like to remove the "\" also here:

the \same pattern

 
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If you really want a Q&A format (or in this case, Problem and Solution), look at the Java Cookbook.
 
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Rajib Ban wrote:. . . You have removed my formatting. . . .

The escape character doesn't make your post really difficult to read. The strange formatting did. What's more, some people can only readily read certain colours and text colours make it difficult for them to adjust their browsers. That is why your post was edited.
Staff note (Bear Bibeault):

Indeed, all the color and font size changes were making my eyes hurt.

 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:The escape character  ... That is why your post was edited.


I didn't object to that :-) ! Then this explanation wasn't really required :-).
And thanks for removing that '\'
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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