A good Java (hwaaak - ptoo) book?

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    Hi,

    Well, started uni, going well so far (Particularly liked the "How To Use A Computer" lecture, used up 40 sheets of paper on that ), but it seems that I'm gonna have to do Java at some point...

    As well as the usual reading list of textbooks written by big, fat Doctorates, does anyone know of a good book on the subject? Is "The Java Programming Language" a good one? (The K&R-esque title drew me to that)

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    www.bruceeckel.com

    He has a free Java book available online. You can also buy it in printed edition.

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    That Java Programming Language book is written by the creators of Java (Gosling et. al) It is like the K & R C book.

    Here are my recommendations

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    General Java Books:
    
    •	Beginning Java 2- SDK 1.4 Edition, Horton. Wrox, 2002.
    •	Java in a Nutshell, 4th ed., Flanagan. O’Reilly, 2002.
    •	The Java Programming Language, 3rd ed., Arnold, et.al. Addison Wesley, 2000.
    •	Using Java 2 Standard Edition, Cavaness, et.al. Que, 2001.
    •	The Java Language Specification, 2nd ed., Gosling, et.al.  Addison Wesley, 2000.
    •	Java 2 The Complete Reference, 4th ed., Schildt. McGraw-Hill, 2001.
    •	Programming with Java, Hubbard. McGraw-Hill, 1999.
    
    OOP/Design/Java
    •	Beginning Java Objects, Barker. Wrox, 2000.
    I have more advanced ones- but these should do.
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    hmm, java...javs is horrid but i was forced to learn it in my first year aswell, the only thing i can recommend is not to buy Java Complete, because its crap, our lecturer recommended java in a nutshell published by Oreilly but i think this is more of a reference.
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    My vote goes to Just Java by Peter van der Linden.

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    Not meant to be a beginner's book, however someone with knowledge from C and/or C++, could learn Java from it:

    Pure Java 2, Kenneth Litwak

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    I'd use the resources at the Sun site. There is a copious amount of information there (along with many forums).
    http://java.sun.com/

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    Beginning Java 2 SDK Edition: 1.4, Ivor Horton. Wrox, 2002. // also suggested by Mister C

    a huge book, very good explanations and it covers.....well.......everything

    you could try it
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    I'd use the resources at the Sun site. There is a copious amount of information there (along with many forums).
    http://java.sun.com/

    I agree with this quote. Pretty much everything you need to know about J2SE is there.

    Also, you can try www.javaranch.com
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