- Series: Jones and Barlett Illuminated
- Paperback: 1288 pages
- Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2 edition (January 18, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076374963X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763749637
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Java 6 Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach (Jones and Barlett Illuminated) 2nd Edition
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Many illustrations and pictures to clarify the understanding in logic flow. What you see is what you get.
It is a very good handbook. You don't need to read every page. Just read the titles and subtitles for several times to gain familiarity. When you really need to program, find a pattern code to plug-in. Although it is a thick book, 1000+ pages, but you don't need to know the detal of each. You only need to get the "concept" and "mechanism/logic flow" on each subject, that is enough. When programming, select your favorite or appropriate code pattern to fill-in your logic.
I still took away one star from my rating, because of two issues - one, I found they have not included the Merge Sort. I know this is a complex idea to explain, but that's what you'd like a good book to address, right? Also, that sorta made me wary - what else have they missed?
The second issue is that while the language is good, the text in most places is more verbose than needed. This may not sound a big deal, but as I said in my praise above, I think a technical book should have the simplest of languages without being baby-talk. And verbosity distracts from the explanation given. Example of the verbosity : while explaining nested loops to handle 2-dimensional arrays, we have this piece showing the outer for-loop (page 581):
for (int i = 0; i < arrayName.length; i++ )
<followed by this explanation>
Note that we use the less than operator (<) instead of the less than or
equal to operator (<=). Using the less than or equal to operator would
cause us to illegally attempt to reference an element with a row index of
I could trim that sentence to a third its length. Actually, that explanation is given so many times before chapter 9, that it's just redundant. Funnily, the very next paragraph on that same page explains the inner for-loop, which has that exact same explanation for why the "<=" should not be used!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had a professor who told us to get an older edition of the book for an early Java Class. This gets the job done.Published 6 months ago by gmcastle
I actually really like the way this book was written. There are some odd examples, but, in combination with the internets, it's doing a pretty good job on helping me to learn java!Published 10 months ago by Acharlynn
Very happy with the condition of the book. it came quickly and was in better condition than I expected.Published 21 months ago by Espeoty
This book is very helpful in helping understand the software. It is useful in learning how to become a computer programmer.Published on March 1, 2014 by whjte dog
I was very satisfied with the product no damage at all and was more than what I think I paid for everybody payed more but I was luckyPublished on February 15, 2014 by Reyna
The book arrived in time, in good conditions, CD's and all. Like new.
Good book to start learning Java.
The product was delivered in timely fashion. I have no comment about the product. It is very standard item and I am not expecting anything spectacular from this item. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by mallick
Save your money. The material presented in the book, most of which is fluff, can all be obtained on the Internet from various free resources. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by Eric Taylor