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Head First Java Paperback – Feb 19 2005
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About the Author
Kathy Sierra has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer (Virgin, MGM, Amblin'). More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's Java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers, and a lead developer of several Sun certification exams. Along with her partner Bert Bates, Kathy created the Head First series. She's also the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community.
Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a co-developer of Sun's upcoming EJB exam (Sun Certified Business Component Developer). His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients like the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken.
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Head First Java, in my first hour of reading it, ploughed through that blockage. Some of the puzzles and exercises give me pause, making me use parts of my brain that I haven't used in the decade since I was in college, but I eventually get it. I'm learning it, and more importantly, it's sticking.
If you're an experienced object-oriented programmer and you're just looking for some syntax guide to Java, this probably isn't the book for you. But, if you're like me and have a block keeping you from wrapping your mind around other Java books, this is definitely the book for you.
If you know a bit about Java (you know OOP, written some C#) then it's probably not for you as you'll blaze through the first half of this book.
Love the way it was written though, an engaging yet educational read.
A hard copy of the book is recommended, as it's littered with wide empty spaces to pencil down your own thoughts / notes as you go through it.
I love it. It is never boring and very well made. If you're starting with java, especially with little or no programming experience, this is the book to buy.
Very good choice !
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The book arrived on time.This is a very good book to learn Java.I am really enjoy reading this book.Published 5 months ago by RahulD
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