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Old 01-30-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default What are best books for learning Java?

I know that this question has probably bee asked a zillion times before, but all of the posts that I could find about it were at least a year old. I am looking for a book that start out at the very basic level......Any suggestions?
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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Java for dummies is a good book, that is the one I use, all the other ones are somewhat complicated.

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Old 02-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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I would go with Java 6, its helped me more then the classes i took.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Java for Dummies looks like a good one. I definitely need one that is not too complicated to begin with! Stabering, who is the author of your Java 6 book? I tried to look it up, but google came up with a lot of different ones about java 6.

I am also wondering if it would be better to start with learning JavaScript before I start learning Java. I know that they are somewhat different. Is it better to learn JavaScript first or does that make any difference?
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:01 PM   #5
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They have a book called

java 6

learn java in 21 days



Its a book for people who already have some knowledge in programming, so it doesn't go into the redundant horrible metaphors for people who nothing of programming. If you now just a little bit of programming, this book will put you right into it and is very helpful. You should be able to pick it up from most any bookstore.
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I ahd a good one for when I took my java class 2 years ago at Drexel...I dont remember the name but i should be able to get it to you on sunday, if your still looking that is.
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I ahd a good one for when I took my java class 2 years ago at Drexel...I dont remember the name but i should be able to get it to you on sunday, if your still looking that is.
I would love to know the name of your java book.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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MacGirl. I got one more for your. Online tutorials. Just google them up. I just learned about outputting and inputting in java in less than 10 minutes. Of course I've had previous experiences with programming, but its cost-free and effective.
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MacGirl. I got one more for your. Online tutorials. Just google them up. I just learned about outputting and inputting in java in less than 10 minutes. Of course I've had previous experiences with programming, but its cost-free and effective.
Thanks JogaBonito. I have done a couple of online tutorials, and plan on doing lots more of them as I get the time. They may be even better than books are, because the online content is usually more up-to-date.
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hey MacGirl,
sorry about the lack of the book name I forgot, i emailed myself to remind me when i get home tonight about it.

so it should be up around 7 or so.


EDIT: Couldn't find mine...so im gonna look for my roommates tonight cause he has the same book.

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