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“Thinking in Javashould be read cover to cover by every Java programmer, then kept close at hand for frequent reference. The exercises are challenging, and the chapter on Collections is superb! Not only did this book help me to pass the Sun Certified Java Programmer exam; it’s also the first book I turn to whenever I have a Java question.”
—Jim Pleger, Loudoun County (Virginia) Government
“Muchbetter than any other Java book I’ve seen. Make that ‘by an order of magnitude’.... Very complete, with excellent right-to-the-point examples and intelligent, not dumbed-down, explanations.... In contrast to many other Java books I found it to be unusually mature, consistent, intellectually honest, well-written, and precise. IMHO, an ideal book for studying Java.”
—Anatoly Vorobey, Technion University, Haifa, Israel
“Absolutely one of the best programming tutorials I’ve seen for any language.”
—Joakim Ziegler, FIX sysop
“Thank you again for your awesome book. I was really floundering (being a non-C programmer), but your book has brought me up to speed as fast as I could read it. It’s really cool to be able to understand the underlying principles and concepts from the start, rather than having to try to build that conceptual model through trial and error. Hopefully I will be able to attend your seminar in the not-too-distant future.”
—Randall R. Hawley, automation technician, Eli Lilly & Co.
“This is one of the best books I’ve read about a programming language.... The best book ever written on Java.”
—Ravindra Pai, Oracle Corporation, SUNOS product line
“Bruce, your book is wonderful! Your explanations are clear and direct. Through your fantastic book I have gained a tremendous amount of Java knowledge. The exercises are alsofantasticand do an excellent job reinforcing the ideas explained throughout the chapters. I look forward to reading more books written by you. Thank you for the tremendous service that you are providing by writing such great books. My code will be much better after readingThinking in Java.I thank you and I’m sure any programmers who will have to maintain my code are also grateful to you.”
—Yvonne Watkins, Java artisan, Discover Technologies, Inc.
“Other books cover thewhatof Java (describing the syntax and the libraries) or thehowof Java (practical programming examples).Thinking in Javais the only book I know that explains thewhyof Java: Why it was designed the way it was, why it works the way it does, why it sometimes doesn’t work, why it’s better than C++, why it’s not. Although it also does a good job of teaching the what and how of the language,Thinking in Javais definitely the thinking person’s choice in a Java book.”Awards forThinking in Java
—Robert S. Stephenson
2003Software Development MagazineJolt Award for Best Book
2003Java Developer’s JournalReader’s Choice Award for Best Book
2001JavaWorldEditor’s Choice Award for Best Book
2000JavaWorldReader’s Choice Award for Best Book
1999Software Development MagazineProductivity Award
1998Java Developer’s JournalEditor’s Choice Award for Best Book
Thinking in Javahas earned raves from programmers worldwide for its extraordinary clarity, careful organization, and small, direct programming examples. From the fundamentals of Java syntax to its most advanced features,Thinking in Javais designed to teach, one simple step at a time.
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Bruce Eckel is president of MindView, Inc. (www.MindView.net), which provides public and private training seminars, consulting, mentoring, and design reviews in object-oriented technology and design patterns. He is the author of several books, has written more than fifty articles, and has given lectures and seminars throughout the world for more than twenty years. Bruce has served as a voting member of the C++ Standards Committee. He holds a B.S. in applied physics and an M.S. in computer engineering.
A great book to read, probably one of the bests on Java. True, the author wants you to purchase the solutions but there are user posted solutions on the internet you can find with... Read morePublished 18 months ago by T
This book is the closest thing to being definitive that I am aware of of. It arrived in a timely fashion and I have no complaints whatsoever.Published on May 27 2013 by Lance
One of the worst book I've read.
Yes, it explains Java as if it's a university course. But what I HATE about it is the fact you need to BUY the exercises SOLUTIONS! Read more
Very readable book with lots of examples and useful pointers for any new Java programmer.Published on June 6 2001 by Alex
If you are a C++ programmer, probably you may want to choose this one as a beginning guide for Java. Read morePublished on July 6 2000 by Eric
Thinking and Java might seem contradictory because so many people who are too lazy to read books or learn C++ etc., flourish in Java. Read morePublished on May 13 2000
This is a spectacular work on the Java language from an object oriented programmer's point of view. The author manages to take the reader into an adventure right through the sinews... Read morePublished on May 3 2000 by kiran