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#121 manisha mulchandani   User is offline

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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 24 June 2015 - 09:42 AM, said:

@manisha mulchandani: Please don't post links to illegal downloads. I've remove the link in your post.


What do you mean by illegal download?
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:47 AM

The download link you provided was for pirated copies of the books. It's unethical and illegal to share that link.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 10:04 AM

Actually, I may have jumped the gun on removing that link. , I do apologize for jumping the gun on that.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:02 PM

Whats a good book that will list every piece of code like something in a dictionary?

Like it will explain everything like public, static, void and how to use them and when to apply them and what string srgs is...

I am watching a YouTube video that explains everything nicely...except he doesn't plan to tell us what they mean until later...my problem is I feel kinda of blind sited if I don't have any details of what it does or how to use it or why it's being used...
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

Just out of curiosity, are the videos you're watching "The New Bostons"? I remember following his last year and was left with nothing but a lot of confusion and unanswered questions. I commend him on his efforts and time dedicated to making them though.

A book I really enjoyed was "Head First: Java". In fact, because it's been so long since I coded I think I'll skim through it again just to catch back up! As far as a dictionary type book I'm not sure. The Java's online documentation seems really helpful: https://docs.oracle....avase/tutorial/

Best of luck to you!

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#126 ndc85430   User is offline

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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:56 AM

View PostChieve, on 19 August 2015 - 07:02 AM, said:

Whats a good book that will list every piece of code like something in a dictionary?

Like it will explain everything like public, static, void and how to use them and when to apply them and what string srgs is...

I am watching a YouTube video that explains everything nicely...except he doesn't plan to tell us what they mean until later...my problem is I feel kinda of blind sited if I don't have any details of what it does or how to use it or why it's being used...


I don't think it would be particularly useful to find a book that listed the keywords and how/where they're used. You'll learn how those things are used when you see them in context. I suppose it's a bit like learning to speak - you weren't given a dictionary and told to learn what "the", "then", "where", etc. meant for example; instead you learned how to use them by, well, using them. Find a decent book that teaches you the language. As pointed out in one of your previous threads, the videos you're learning from don't seem to be particularly good.
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#127 TimHGMoon   User is offline

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 07:17 PM

I used Big Java Early Objects by Cary Horstmann for my java class, explains everything pretty well and has a lot of tutorial codes to do!
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:26 PM

Java a Beginner's Guide Sixth Edition By Herbert Schildt
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:40 PM

Hi guys.
Bro if u wanna new book i my parents bought me an Java book.Autor is Yakov Fain and book name is
"Java 8 2nd edition"
Book is perfect and a guy who works in book shop told my parents this: if he learn all from that book he can work as teacher of Java.
So if u can buy this book.
U can find it on www.wrox.com
I hope that i helped.. :)
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:27 PM

View Postaleksandar9879, on 05 January 2016 - 05:40 PM, said:

a guy who works in book shop told my parents this: if he learn all from that book he can work as teacher of Java.


Hopefully, the place that hires you for those very high requirements wants someone that can do more than read a single book. I know nothing of the book, but keep in mind where that advice came from.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:21 PM

Absolute java is fantastic. It's easy to comprehend, and meticulously detailed. It's easy for a beginner to pick up and understand.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:50 AM

Whatever the current edition of Introduction to Java Programming by Y. Daniel Liang. Get the Comprehensive Version. Another book ( with a misleading title, Learn Java for Android Development by Jeff Friesen, Apress ) has proved a great reference for me for core java and truly has NOTHING at all to do with Android programming save that later on if you move to android, you'll use core java.

Another very popular pick is Head first Java but I really dislike the Head First series and find all the cute pics and jokes extremely distracting. Just my opinion though.

My two bits,
DB

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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:56 PM

Java A Beginner's Guide. Herb Schildt. I think he puts out the best books for beginners. Very good explanations and examples which is a lot more than I can say for a lot of other authors.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:10 AM

View Postkebomix, on 14 February 2010 - 10:24 PM, said:

Head First java is the best book for beginners in my humble opinion , it is very simple and easy to understand

and check it here
http://books.google....page&q=&f=false

Yes, I also think so. Head First series are always useful for beginer.
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Re: Best beginner's book

Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:14 AM

Java: The Complete Reference (Ninth Edition)
You can go with the above mentioned book and side by side keep practicing the coding part on codeacademy.com
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