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#76 Mike+9  Icon User is offline

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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:43 AM

I would recommend Head First Java. It was my first book and it was very good at explaining me the basics of java programming.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:34 AM

View PostPosiedon, on 03 July 2012 - 08:49 AM, said:

Guys i am going to complete Head First Java soon.....which book should i go for next???

How about Head First Software Development??


Read modern software development using Java for sure. After reading that book you now know OOP in java. This book with teach you OOP design and more detailed info then your first book.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

My instructor recommended Ivor Horton's Beginning Java, Java 7 Edition. Has anyone here used this and would you recommend it? I'm also new to Java.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Ivor Horton's Beginning Java, Java 7 Edition is a thick, well-explained book.

I can Further recommend

Java The Complete Reference, 8th Edition [Paperback]
Herbert Schildt


http://www.amazon.co...x_ya_os_product

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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Well I personally like, Java for Dummies and Java in 21 Days both are really good.
If you are not complete newbie into computer science or programming you might also like "Java Complete Reference". It is best to get started with.

Also to mention java online tutorials are also great way to start!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

Java Programming 6th edition: Joyce Farrell
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

Hi there, just thought I throw in a few more.
Learning java myself i've come across many books that are off-putting due to their approach.

but i found i enjoyed these two...

Introduction to java programming (i currently have the 8th edition - there maybe newer additions available)

By Y. Daniel Liang - Prentice Hall PTR - 2010 - Paperback - 731 pages - ISBN 0132130793

This one is great, no messing about, you start by creating real programs instead of silly hello world applications.

Also...

Java Programming From Problem Analysis to Program Design (I have the the 4th Edition - there may be newer available)

By D. S. Malik - Cengage South-Western - 2011 - Paperback - 1,088 pages - ISBN 1111577641

You can find PDF versions available via google if you want to preview them before you buy.

I encourage you to buy them if you like them:)

hope this helps
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Following books are best books in java
1. Head first in Java
2. How to Program in java

First book will make your concept stronger in java and second will make you practically strong.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Know it's a bit generic but I used java for dummies but the reference versions has helped quite a lot

sent fro my galaxy note 2 like a boss!!
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:42 PM

View PostKevin008, on 30 January 2010 - 10:46 AM, said:

The book I am currently using is Introduction to Java Programming by Y. Daniel Liang.. it's pretty good.

Agreed.This book has a lot of examples & is good enough to help a novice turn in to a master.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:52 AM

Java Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design by D.S Malik you can thank me later :)
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

I have been using the Introduction to Programming Using Java, Sixth Edition

found in this webpage , http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/

I like the exercises in this book, they are hard enough and they give you solutions in case you can't figure them out at all.

It's free and maybe some more experts programmers can rate it.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

Absolute Java, Walter Savitch
Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects, Tony Gaddis
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

View Postmentallybroken, on 25 January 2010 - 07:49 AM, said:

hey everyone . what good book for java beginner like my bro is good to learn from.. i let him read thinking java by bruce eckel and he got discouraged. because honestly its not really good for beginners. the approach is bad... anyone can suggest good books here? price dont matter.


Naaaaaaaah! I guess "Jva-an introduction to problem solving and programming" by Walter Savich is actually better than the one by Liang; at least for a beginner.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

I used Introduction to Java Programming 9th Edition by Daniel Liang. It has plenty of exercises for you to practice with, has the answers to the even numbered exercises. I felt it did a good job of explaining concepts.
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