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Alex Houser
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Hello all, I'm taking some java classes and am using java for everyone by Horstman, but I'm not too crazy about it.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a helpful reference book for beginners?
 
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Some of the more advanced members have recommended Head First Java in the last few months. This book is a few years old, but it may still be a good place to start.

There are some books and resources listed here https://coderanch.com/c/books. Not all of these will be about Java.
This page https://coderanch.com/wiki/661186/books/Book-Review-Grid has been recently updated. Not all of these will be about Java.\

Hope this helps.
 
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I'll check it out, thanks Pete!
 
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You are very welcome Alex.

I'm not too sure where you are on the learning spectrum with Java, but if you want to try out some programming challenges in Java (and other programming languages) then you may want to check out:
  • https://www.hackerrank.com
  • https://www.codingame.com

  • Some of the challenges in the sites listed above may be more advanced then others.
     
    Daniele Barell
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    Hi Alex
    I'm a beginner like you and I'm reading Head First Java. After half a dozen chapters I must say It's one of the best program book ever read.
    I recomend you!

    dan
     
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