Re: Old Fart trying to learn Java buy the book

Discussion in 'Java' started by BigAl, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. BigAl

    BigAl Guest

    Go to http://java.sun.com/tutorial. They have an extensive set of free
    on-line tutorials, many of which they have made into books. Excellant
    references. The tutorials are very good and make a very good reference.

    =Alan=

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    Roedy Green wrote:
    > On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 05:59:05 GMT, Jack Patteeuw
    > <> wrote or quoted :
    >
    >
    >>Is there and consensus on what 2 or 3 books, make up the "required"
    >>reading for a Java tutorial and reference set

    >
    >
    > I recommend Marty Hall's book. See http://minprod.com/jgloss/who.html
    >
    >
    > Most books waste too much time on Java the language. This is
    > belaboring the obvious. The compiler will teach it to you anyway.
    >
    > What you need is how to do something USEFUL with it. e.g. write
    > programs that automate what browsers do, cgi.
    >
    > The hard part is understanding the class libraries. You can save
    > yourself a lot of time if you read entries in the Java glossary.
    > They will give you tips you won't find in any book.
    >
    > --
    > Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
    > Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
    > See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
    BigAl, Jul 11, 2003
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