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“If you get only one Java book, it should be Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days” -PC Magazine
In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop three kinds of programs with Java: applications on your computer, servlets on a web server, and browser-launched Java Web Start applications.
No previous programming experience required. By following the 21 carefully organized lessons in this book, anyone can learn the basics of Java programming.
Learn at your own pace. You can work through each chapter sequentially to make sure you thoroughly understand all of the concepts and methodologies, or you can focus on specific lessons to learn the techniques that interest you most.
Test your knowledge. Each chapter ends with a Workshop section filled with questions, answers, and exercises for further study. There are even certification practice questions.
“Sams Teach Yourself Java is one of the best introductions to hands-on Java programming. If you buy one book on Java, this is the one to buy!” -Independent Web Review
Rogers Cadenhead is a web application developer who has written 22 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours. He maintains this book's official website at http://www.java21days.com.
Laura Lemay is one of the world's most popular authors on Web development topics. She is the author of the bestselling Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML, as well as Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days.
Category: Java Programming
Covers: Java 6 Platform Standard Edition
User Level: Beginning—Intermediate
$44.99 USA / $55.99 CAN / £31.99 Net UK (inc. of VAT)
Rogers Cadenhead is a web application developer and author. He has written 22 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours. He’s also a web publisher whose sites receive more than 24 million visits per year. He maintains this book’s official website at http://www.java21days.com and a personal weblog at http://www.cadenhead.org.
Laura Lemay is a technical writer and author. After spending six years writing software documentation for various computer companies in Silicon Valley, she decided that writing books would be much more fun. In her spare time, she collects computers, email addresses, interesting hair colors, and nonrunning motorcycles. She is also the perpetrator of Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in a Week and Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days and a personal weblog at http://blog.lauralemay.com.
The book is easy to read, lots of good information. The only downsides were that some of the code had redundant or useless statements, and there was a good amount of typographical... Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Kirill Yunussov
The main problem with this book seems to be the lack of examples. I really like the concept that the 21 days series offers, but if I hadn't read "Beginning Programming with Java... Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Xanna
The whole book is only a summary. It is good for reviewing topics you already know. It lacks many, many features, and hardly a complete reference for beginning Java. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Koray Tugay
gives many good examples to help understand the abstractions in java--I am currently reading a public library book--the book has not delivered yet.Published on August 24, 2011 by winston
The item arrived before the expected time, in perfect condition and perfect packaging.
The interior was also excellent: the CD, with examples, programs and such, and the... Read more
Great Book, Using It To Finish Up Learning Java That I Started In School. Everything Is Explained Well.Published on December 7, 2009 by Craig T. Lawrence
I bought various books about Java, but this is the best.
I learn some java with this book, and if i have a doubt,
i just consult the book to clear my doubts. Read more
This is a good book for a beginner who is just approaching Java. They definitely take the "for Dummies" approach here and assume that you have little to no knowledge of... Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by Ian M. Reasor
I am disappointed to find that most of the new Java language features introduced in Java 1.5 are not even mentioned in this book. Read morePublished on February 25, 2009 by Tang Sai Hong