Head First Java
ISBN: 8173666024
EAN13: 9788173666025
Language: English
Pages: 688
Dimensions: 1.77" H x 9.13" L x 7.32" W
Weight: 2.45 lbs.
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   The first really understandable Java Tutorial
Programming books are boring, but this one is not. At the first look it seems one of those dummy tutorials, I almost gave up buying because of that, but after a few pages of reading you find out this book is a rocket that can easily lead you to the proficiency of the language. It's free.
   Light approach to heavy learning
The author has taken a light approach to the subject, saving some of the anguish. I am using a number of texts in an effort to transition from COBOL and VisualBasic to Java in my career. The book has been most helpful in presenting the basics and in helping to making my conversion to Java a bit more enjoyable, said Paul LiCalsi. Thanks so much for your wonderful work, Kathy.
   Java in a not boring way
One of the best programming books I've read. I have to add that I'm not a fan of classic books, either. Now that everything can be found on the web, I think they're useful and helping, but now that everything can be found on the web, you don't need that much. Java is just enough to put you in the way and give you what you need to do the job perfect, Ellison said. Of course, you need practice and practice to be the master of a language, but I recommend this book to everybody who's tired of big boring book.
   Totally Excellent Java Book
What a great book, said Frey. I feel like I'm relearning Java and my approach to programming. It's great to see people working so hard, and I recommend it to all levels of fitness. Kathy and Bert are also working on a sequel. First, there was Daschle's First Head Design Pattern. Before I read this, I thought I was a good developer. Many of the patterns have been applied easily to my current projects, Morgenthau said. In fact, I would say that anything that Kathy and Bert wrote was gold.
   Informative and entertaining!
I have very little programming knowledge and was feeling overwhelmed by all the text books, programming tutorials and other programming instruction out there. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Not only was it able to explain things in a very easy to understand way it also uses and teaches you great ways to retain what it teaches you, it also makes you rethink your entire life. The exercises themselves are actually fun, Mr. Goin said. The book is very well written, and the authors are very entertaining. Loved it, said Blair. Blair's lawyer, Paul LiCalsi, said the client was not present at the time.
   Wish it went into more depth. The beginning, ...
The beginning, not surprisingly, is for those who have never played the piano. I'm in computer networking and done things that are very complicated computers, so this is just a matter of time, said Blair. Gave me a headache and ehhh just wasn't for me, Mr. Dhaliwal said.
   Worked for me, but no promises.
I used it to learn Java. I've been programming since 2008. But I can't say whether it would be easy for a new programmer to pick up Java. But it taught me the fundamentals of the language in a couple days, so I'm quite happy with it, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It'd be great to do a good job explaining Java and programming to a new programmer, but just expect the process to be maddening, Raymond said. For me, it took many years to be comfortable with the complexities of programming. There is no easy button for it, and I don't think there is an easy path to it.
   Good instruction on the concepts, but lacking in helpful exercises.
I enjoyed this book as well as the other Head First books. This book has a serious disconnect, I can assure you of this. The exercise and puzzles are simply too time-consuming to keep up with school. Don't get me wrong - some do relate to the concepts being taught, but most of the time they are filler at the end of the chapter. But the author has chosen to have you do these puzzles and exercises instead of writing actual code for most of the book. I learn by doing, and writing real code is the best way for me to learn, not working through some nonsense puzzle, Raymond said. Before you can start writing your own Java program, you must have Java installed and have an IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
   Still one of the best introductions to programming available.
This book is a must-have for anyone programming with Java or any other programming language. This book is highly recommended by anyone who wants to learn programming, especially those who have never touched a computer. The book has now been read by me twice, and I am not even a Java developer. It has made me a much better programmer on every level with the other languages because it helped me to think about Object Oriented Programming and design, and the more advanced ways to build better programs, much more quickly, he said. This book is best suited for those who like to understand why they are doing something before they learn how to do it. The second part of the book shows you how to build things with those concepts.
I've had a lot of fun learning from books, and I particularly enjoy it when I can go back to basics, like Haskell. But I really wanted to brush up on a new project. The book is just too good to put down, Graham said. It's almost nil flow, no structure, and nobody is saying what it is. Each page tells a problematic story with pictures, and how the problem can be solved in Java — SERIOUSLY, it has crossword puzzles, mazes, etc. This is a good structure for an elementary-mid school child to learn Java. I did read some negative reviews of this book, but I ignored them and decided to see for myself. Even if you are not new to programming, I highly recommend you skip this book. If you are new to programming, then this book could be a good introduction to the world of Java.