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Patrick Niemeyer became involved with Oak (Java's predecessor) while working at Southwestern Bell Technology Resources. He is an independent consultant and author in the areas of networking and distributed applications. Pat is the author of BeanShell, a popular Java scripting language, as well as various other free goodies on the Net. Most recently, Pat has been developing enterprise architecture for A.G. Edwards. He currently lives in the Central West End area of St. Louis with various creatures.
Dan Leuck is the CEO of Ikayzo, a Tokyo and Honolulu-based interactive design and software development firm with customers including Sony, Oracle, Nomura, PIMCO and the federal government. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Tokyo-based ValueCommerce, Asia's largest online marketing company, Global Head of Development for London-based LastMinute.com, Europe's largest B2C website, and President of the US division of DML. Daniel has extensive experience managing teams of 150+ developers in five countries. He has served on numerous advisory boards and panels for companies such as Macromedia and Sun Microsystems. Daniel is active in the Java community, is a contributor to BeanShell, the project lead for SDL, and sits on numerous Java Community Process expert groups.
I initially tried to learn some OOP with Java, using this book. I gave up. I taught myself C some years ago so decided to give C++ a try instead of the Java. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BrianD
This is a very well-written, well-organized book. It covers basic concepts that relate to the Java programming language and compares it to other languages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kalyson
Really the only good thing I can say about this book is that it rarely gets the technical details incorrect. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Grant S. Robertson
By Ch 5 and especially Ch 6 the authors start explaining minutia about the language along side some core concepts and fundamental programming concepts. Read morePublished 12 months ago by btelles
Example code that they give you doesn't work. Once they fix this, I will give a 4-5 star review. The book itself is good, but the amount of frustration I dealt with trying to get... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Logan
Sadly, what might be a good book on Learning Java comes crashing to a halt at page 28 when you try to install the example code. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John FX Berns
It's always annoying when you try to install the book example code into the
IDE and nothing works the way it's supposed to. Read more
I am trying to teach myself programming skills and I come from a Supply Chain background. Aside from the few CIS classes I was required to take in college, I have very little IT... Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Pugatch
This is a great comprehensive book on Java. It should be used in all college courses. The best part is this book takes you from beginner to advanced through its 800 + pages. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jade Fischer