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Burns maintains all of the example code and assignments from the book on his site, as well as a zipped version of all the files for download. As he presents each technique, he discusses the concept, illustrates the code, and pulls it apart to show you how it works. Each discussion also includes assignments that are refreshingly fun. If dry language tutorials put you to sleep, this book will hold your attention. --Stephen W Plain --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Examples are really the one thing that make this book worth the investment. Each new subject being discussed is introduced with a script followed by explanations and further examples. Then an assignment is given to help you verify that you have learned the information covered. The solutions to all the assignments are on the author's website.
That means Joe excels at explaining the way things work, but he is not always as adept at writing good code.
I really wanted to give this book five stars, because I just love Joe Burns' other "Goodies" books and web sites, and I love the concept and planning of this one. But, I had to lop off a star because of [what I suspect is] editorial sloppiness: several URL examples are incorrect, there are some typos in code examples, and that just isn't going to work in a book like this. I hope these will be fixed for future editions, because the rest of the book works well for beginners.
Most recent customer reviews
Joe Burn's has a unique talent to write technical stuff in a simple and easy to read style. He is an author that writes as if he is talking to you. Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by Zev Saftlas
I think this is a great book. The examples are right there, and Joe Burns explains the code LINE by LINE, in pretty much non-technical jargon. Read morePublished on May 2 2003 by G. T. Sosnowski
Save yourself the time, enegry and money you would have wasted on this book. The author is obviously NOT a programmer, and does not understand basic coding principles. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2002
This is a Terrible book! I have never seen a more obnoxious book. It is full of code that doesn't work. Even copying and pasting from his web site doesn't work. Read morePublished on May 29 2002 by Leta Gonzales-Pyryt
As a computer science major already familiar with some object oriented programming, I did not find this book helpful. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2001
If you want to learn java steap by steap by steap buy this book its the best one ive ever read...youll thank yourselfPublished on Oct. 28 2001 by Zach Goodwin
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