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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.
Concepts are well explained and in clear format with good examples. Almost all of the code is working except for few of them and it was mostly attributed to using higher java version then the current one used in the book. Overall, it did the job in getting me the principles of java programming, worth the money spent on 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 !
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.
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Great book, used it to review java quickly. Enjoyed it a lot more than the text book I used for school.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Only up to the fourth chapter, but loving it so far! Very easy to read with challenging exercises at the end of each chapter to test what you've just learnt.Published 1 month ago by Zachary P. Shaver
The book arrived on time.This is a very good book to learn Java.I am really enjoy reading this book.Published 10 months ago by RahulD
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