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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 7 edition (Sept. 27 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470404140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470404140
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 5.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #428,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The most thorough and accessible introduction to the Java language

Whether you want to learn Java to write customized applets to embed in your web pages or large-scale applications, this is the book for you. Ivor Horton's comprehensive and easy-to-use tutorial guide provides you with the essential know-how for developing programs using the latest Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7). It integrates step-by-step examples with clear explanations of key concepts to clearly show you the ins and outs of Java development. As you progress through the chapters, you'll gain invaluable programming experience that will enable you to begin writing fully featured, real-world Java programs.

Ivor Horton's Beginning Java:

  • Covers the main terms and concepts that are essential to programming in Java
  • Explains what the language elements do and how you can effectively apply them in practice
  • Provides an extensive introduction to the key packages in the Java class library illustrated with full working examples
  • Walks you through building a robust application to give you a better understanding of how to apply Java in practical projects
  • Explores the XML and XSLT capability that comes with the JDK

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.


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About the Author

Ivor Horton is one of the preeminent authors of tutorials on the Java, C, and C++ programming languages. He is widely known for the tutorial style of his books, which provide step-by-step guidance easily understood even by first-time programmers. Horton is also a systems consultant in private practice.

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I'm using this book as a replacement for my University Java programming course. I had the professor take a look and he approved. It contains pretty much everything needed to learn Java, and up to date with Java 7. It's a bit wordy, but once again it encompasses everything for a new Java programmer. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Java (beginner or experienced programmer).
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Terrible !
Every line of the program code shows NO indentation.
Worse !
Many of the code is in ONE long line. (CR-LF lost)

Other kindle books work well. Only this book is problematic.
The publisher should have checked it.
I wish the publisher to correct this kindle version immediately. (it seems easy.)
Or irrespective of readers?
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I did not use this book too much, since the lettering is very small. I have bad eyes and it put too much strain on my eyes.
The PDF version was more useful, since at 150% zoom on a 27" monitor, it was easier to read.
The author does a reasonably good job, since programming is a very complicated subject matter.
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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars 22 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect first read July 16 2012
By MW - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are looking to get into programming with Java, switching from another language, or an experienced programmer, this book offers something for everybody. It is easy to read, easy to follow, and each page brings something useful to the table. The author did a great job at approaching a hard to write about topic that is a computer language. There is no way around it, this is a great read, and a good book to start or strengthen your foundation with the animal known as Java. This is #1 in my top 10 books to learn a language from, so pick it up and give it a try!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource in the electronic format May 2 2012
By SWW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been programming for many years now, but this was my first foray into Java programming. I just recently purchased my first tablet and purchased this first programming book in an electronic format (PDF). I downloaded an installed the JDK and JRE and followed the instructions provided. The instructions in the book were superior to those found online.

I than proceeded to write my first program and applet in 60 minutes. I've found the discussion on classes to be informative without weighing me down too much into the details, but providing enough information to jump start my training. I had tried other instruction books on the topic and found the discussions to be distracting. I'm 52 pages into the 1100+ page book and found that I really connected with this resource.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars kindle version horrible Nov. 21 2013
By John Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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This digital version is absolutely horrible, which is disappointing since I like Ivor's books. The Kindle version is very badly formatted, so badly that examples are broken up, page footers are embedded in the text, and in general, it is detracting from the learning and understanding.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book! March 17 2013
By A. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good book to use as a reference. It helped refresh me on topics in java and put it in a direct and simple form that I could understand. I didn't expect this book to be that big but was glad to know I got my money's worth and then some. If you need a book as a reference for java or something to explain java concepts where you can get it then this would be a great start. No it doesn't explain everything in super detail but if you need a good general understanding of the language then try this book out.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Organized and Helpful Oct. 7 2013
By Mr. Peter J. Celiberti - Published on Amazon.com
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In the past, I've read many books on programming that are designed as a tutorial. They start simple enough, but then suddenly begin using terms that have not previously been mentioned. In other words, the books lose track of what has previously been covered. Not so with Horton's Beginning Java. I'm about 60% through the book, but every chapter builds on the previous one and only assumes you are familiar with what's already been covered in previous chapters. Anything that was not covered is explained. This allows you to progress without having to constantly research terms you don't understand. If you want to learn Java, you can safely use this book, knowing that it's all you need.