- Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems, Chairman, President, and CEO
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.
This is an excellent beginners book. I used the first edition long ago to learn Java. I have recommended it to several junior developers needing to learn Java from the ground up... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Techie from Long Ago
This is a very ADHD friendly book. I bought it after looking at both Core Java and Thinking in Java. Read morePublished 2 days ago by T. Hodges
I'm appalled at the way women are depicted in the book. The book is technically outdated (last update 2005). Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
There are better ways to learn Java. The style of this book is most annoying. I don't need some stupid joke or comment in every chapter.Published 10 days ago by Gros Plan
It was easy to digest, good for beginners, BUT IS FREE ONLINE just Google it.Published 15 days ago by Mom0f3
I am required to prepare for a test at Western Governors University using this book. The "conversational", the "joking/funny", the dumbing down of the material, and calling things... Read morePublished 23 days ago by HARRY JONTE
It has a good way to teach/explain every topic because used good examples and exercisesPublished 1 month ago by Diana Sanchez