What's next, I don't know yet, but I definitely don't feel like writing another one. I heard that this feeling changes after 6 months or so, is that true? ;)
Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Hi Kathy, Bert, and Trisha !
Glad to see you here !
I checked the TOC shared at O'Reilly website.
Just a few questions:
1) Perhaps Ch14 starts graphics, and probably you cover AWT. If that true why you spend time on such legacy? ;)
2) Following Ch15 covers Swing, which I like more and use even nowadays. Do you cover some layout manager(s)? Which one(s) ? Just curious.
3) Do you cover in Swing chapter EDT ? I found it's the most common problem for beginners.
In general, I am very impressed by the vast number of topics you covered. Great job and good luck !
Peter Schuster wrote:Hello Kathy, Bert, and Trisha!
I've seen that the first edition of Head First Java was released in 2003. Wikipedia says, the most recent Java version then was 1.4. That was even before Generics in Java. Compared with today's Java or even java SE 8, you could do so much less with 2003 Java. I first learned about Java programming language in my last high school year's computer science class which must have been version 1.0 or 1.1 (we wrote an applet that moved Duke around in the browser window). I took me years to realise and to admire just how much of an early adopter my teacher was.
So, what fascinated you then (2003) about Java then?
sandeepc chintaki wrote:Hi Kathy, Bert & Trisha, great work on HFJ. Thank you for saving a many careers by bringing out the non disputed best seller in programming language category. My question, I am in a way disturbed by way Java is gaining little less popularity & also now called "old" language,
how do you see the evolution of Java programming language as a better choice over golang, nodejs for application architects, designers and developers to adapt & consider this domain & object friendly one? Can you comment on the dimension of Java language suitability to certain industries such as healthcare, finance as they are very domain driven? Thank you again