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Recommend a good book!

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by MichelBertrand, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. MichelBertrand

    MichelBertrand Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, I decided to learn the Java language, I want to learn how to write programs for the computer and on my phone based on Android. What is the best book to start that was given the material available?
     
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    [h=1]
    • Herb Schildt's Java Programming Cookbook (, Osborne/McGraw Hill, 2007)
    • Java 2 Programmer's Reference, with Joe O'Neil (, Osborne/McGraw Hill, 2000)
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  3. AppCentral

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    One of the best reads I've ever had was Effective Java (2nd edition) by Joshua Bloch. You can find it for free online through off-shore schools in hosted pdf format. Even the individual who started the Java programming language reviewed this book stating, "Many people would think that I don't need to read books on Java, but I needed this one."

    This book was also fun to read. Didn't hog you down with a bunch of boring instructions, etc.
    I would recommend getting a basic understanding of programming before reading it however.
     
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  4. MichelBertrand

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    How long have you been programming? Themselves on what you write?
     
  5. kunnu

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    I was not purchase a book but I was learn from "homeandlearn java" (google it)

    I was take a printout of all pages and learn using my netbook. Best part of homeandlearn site is that they make tutorial for beginners.
     
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    in internet have very much tutorials about java. even books don't need read
     
  7. Porfoore

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    When it comes to learning programming, the books are not the best answer. Try some online tutorials or some university scripts or something like that. Because learning programming requires the actual practice, and books are full of theory, details and facts that you not need at the beginner level.
     
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    Why dont you have one Udemy program video,many people use that for learning.
     
  9. hollingash

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    YouTube channel thenewboston is where I picked up some of it. They have a lot of other topics, too.
     
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    Isn't learning code from books pretty old fashioned?
    Why not simply use websites like https://www.codecademy.com/ or specialized courses on Udemy?
     
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    It depends on your experience in programming. If you know any other languages, especially C++, "Thinking in Java" might be the best.