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Learning Java - Book Recommendation

By Lance.Spence ·
I am currently taking a basic Java 1 course; however the book seems to be lacking in various areas where more thorough information could be provided.

Can anyone recommend a good beginners book that explains things that aren't in the style of for instance the Microsoft Press Books? We are using Java Software Solutions foundations of program design 4th edition by Lewis & Loftus.

I am not totally new to programming, but I am to Java. I want to develop a solid foundation of the basics before branching on to more advanced Java topics.

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Small JAVA How To Program

by darrellrisley In reply to Java Books

If you are still looking, I would recommend Prentice Hall's Small Java How to Program 6e book by Deitel and Deitel.
This is a condensed version of their Java How To Program 6th edition, containing only 10 chapters. I find it very good at explaning the concepts with rock solid examples and numerous exercises, great general programming tips and review questions (with answers).
I found the full blown version of JAVA How To Program to be almost overwhelming.

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by dwnthk In reply to Learning Java - Book Rec ...

Definitely "Thinking in Java"

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Book Recommendations for Java

by jaswindersingh In reply to Learning Java - Book Rec ...

Dear Lance,
Nice to hear that you are interested in learning java. At this point I would you suggest you two books
1. Head First Java, which apart from making your fundamentals clear is very interactive as well.
2. Complete Reference for java.
I hope my suggestions would help you.

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Deitel Book

by java9000 In reply to Learning Java - Book Rec ...

I suggest "Java How to Program 7th Ed" by "Deitel" from "Prentice Hall"

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