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Core Java 2 Volume 1 - Fundamentals by Cay S. Horstmann & Gary Cornell

 
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Author/s : Cay S. Horstmann & Gary Cornell
Publisher : Sun Microsystems Press
Category : Advanced
Review by : Mary Jane Swirski
Rating : 8 horseshoes
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Beginner? Then this book is for you! I am a COBOL programmer & found this book very easy to read. Concepts are explained easily, then example code is provided. Great for anyone new to Java or OO concepts. I would recommend this to any greenhorn who is trying to learn the Java language without the benefit of an professional instructor.
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This book, plus Marty Hall's Core Servlets and Java Server Pages and O'Reilly's Java Servlet Programming books were enough to allow me to make the jump from Perl/CGI developer over into the world of server-side Java development a few years ago. Having an academic background in C and C++ certainly helped get the most out of this book. Overall I found this book to be an excellent resource.
 
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Actually deserves 10 horseshoes( if you compare the number of people benefited by this book compared to the one's benefited by the books that got a perfect 10)
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