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  • Paperback: 1500 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7 edition (Dec 27 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132222205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132222204
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 5.1 x 23.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Developer certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C++, C# and Visual Basic courses to industry clients, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He has also lectured on Java and C++ for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming language textbook authors.

Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 45 years of academic and industry experience in the computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the MIT and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He and Paul are the co-authors of several dozen books and multimedia packages and they are writing many more. With translations published in Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Urdu and Turkish, the Deitels’ texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, academic institutions, government organizations and the military.

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What I received was a cheap reprint of the original text done in India in black and white, rather than the color version. Beware saving a buck or two!
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A very fast way to learn how to program, concepts can easily be taken to learn other languages
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HASH(0xa373bf00) out of 5 stars Good for even experience developers July 3 2007
By Mark A. Franjione - Published on
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I've been programming C++ for 12+ years now (C for 23+), and I was hoping Deitel had a Developer Series book for Java (like they have for C#), but there currently is not one.

However, that did not deter me from purchasing their "How to Program" book, and it has been worth it. If you are an experienced developer, this book still contains good info, with great examples, is up-to-date with the latest Java language enhancements.

If you're one of those people who judge a book by the inverse proportion of the number of pages, please rethink your view. Sure, this book is big, but it shows all you need to know, which is great if you are new to programming, and is a minor hassle if you are not.

Colorized code helps greatly (like your IDE). It gets into language syntax/semantics but also the various java import libraries - graphics, database, et. al.

The Software Engineering tips are always "right on".

I am currently taking a graduate class in Java at my local university and this book has come in handy.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3747348) out of 5 stars Java How to Program 7th edition May 26 2007
By Brian A. Maresca - Published on
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The text assumes no prior programming experience. The style is clear, if somewhat oversimplified, examples are easy to follow. There are appendices for reference on questions such as operator precedence. Problems at the end of chapters reflect the material presented.

New terms are defined precisely and clearly, and relevant examples are given. CD's with many example programs are included.

The authors, however, have a tendency to repeat themselves, possibly in an attempt to make the material more accessible. Self-evident concepts, such as that pseudocode is not real code are repeated unnecessarily. Also, sections of example Java code are reprinted in full repeatedly with code additions or variations. This repetition and oversimplified approach has resulted in a 1596 page text. Don't drop it on your foot!

Yes, I recommend this text, but you may have to exercise some patience with occasional overly drawn out exposition.
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa374739c) out of 5 stars I love this book! Feb. 6 2007
By Rajiv Krishnaswamy - Published on
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It is both detailed and easy to understand. Covers pretty much every aspect of Java with lots of examples but doesn't spoon feed you with overly simplified examples even in the early chapters. I haven't finished reading all of it yet (its a massive 1500 pages and packed) but so far I feel it has definitely been worth the money. I am looking forward to reading what seems to be an in depth coverage of Web Applications and Web Services in this book. And at the time of my writing of this review, this book is as up to date as it gets.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa37476e4) out of 5 stars JAVA Book March 13 2007
By Michelle A. Alviso - Published on
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This book has everything my professor was talking about in my online programming class.

I have two books for my class, but didn't even need to read the other one because this book has everything.

Very good examples of codes. I like a book that has a lot of code examples. It has a long list of index too for great searching.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3747930) out of 5 stars Java Programming May 12 2007
By J. Andrew Caba - Published on
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This book is awesome. As with most Computer Science students, I need to focus on problem solving and writing fast and efficient algorithms. When programming, I find myself all too often debugging and searching for syntax errors in my code. This completely distracts from solving the actual problem and causes more time to be wasted. This book has so many code examples and covers so many topics, that it almost eliminates my time wandering through the API documentation and searching google for code. I wish I would have had this book when I first started programming in Java. It would have made the language much easier.

It is not a theory book and never implies that it should be, hence the title "Java How to Program". But if your looking for a Java programming guide/reference, I have never seen better.