Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Buy Used
$9.99
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by GreatGoods2012
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Unmarked & undamaged with tight binding and minimal shelf wear. CD is included and still sealed.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days (Sams Teach Yourself) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1575210308 ISBN-10: 1575210304

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$21.61 $0.24
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.99 $0.01 $8.77

There is a newer edition of this item:


Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself
  • Paperback: 527 pages
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575210304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575210308
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Add interactivity and animation to your Web site and turn static plain-vanilla pages into fun, exciting multimedia presentations! This book teaches the basic concepts of object-oriented programming with Java with numerous examples and tutorials to provide hands-on practice creating Java applets. Provides a solid foundation for moving on to more sophisticated Java programming.

From the Publisher

Introducing the first, best, and most detailed guide to developing applications with the hot new Java language from Sun Microsystems. - Provides detailed coverage of the hottest new technology on the World Wide Web

- Shows readers how to develop applications using the Java language

- Includes coverage of browsing Java applications with Netscape and other popular Web browsers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jerry on December 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book never comes close to presenting istself as a stand alone subject for learning java. Especially not in 21 days or 100 days, I would challange if it could be done in a year. This book is poorly written with enormous amount of errors , not just in the text but in the program listing themselves. I doubt if this book was proof read or even if any of the programs where written and carried out to the extreme to see if they really worked. While this book covers a lot of topics there are poor to no examples on any of the material that is covered.
This book alone with the second edition is being used for a subject class for a college level course. The second edition is not as bad as the first , tho , what are the odds of the same program appearing in both books and in different formats and yet neither one will run when you get done. Well you just have to present them to the instructor and ask him to give it a go . oh! it wont run . maybe we ought to throw out the books. Heres an idea lets get hold of the auther , you mean they wont answer there email. WOW , and to think we buy this junk and nobody ever sits down and looks it over. Simply amazing. so if you are interested in java , i know two books at least to stay away from.
i have a library of several books that i use for reference, and i could not at this time recommend one. If there is someone out there who has some great degree of results let me know . It could also help others.
If i had to choose one it would be the " complete reference of java by Naughton / Schildt ". while not the best it does answer a lot of questions.
learing java you need to really be exposed to layouts ,events networking and windows. this book falls short on all accounts.
yes i am still working on java , i like the langauge and will learn it one way or another .
so happy programming to one and all.
do drop me a line
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is indeed a little difficult to understand. Unless you know C and or C++, it is hard to understand. There are indeed errors in the book. Is this some sort of trickery in order to be able to continue to come out with a 2nd, a 3rd, a 4th, etc. editions?
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
Wow this book sucks... unorganized and incomplete. The most common line was "you will learn more about that later on day xxxx"
STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The title is misleading: I was looking for a quick way to learn Java and was very disappointed. The book is filled with irrelevancies. Stay away from it if you're in a hurry. Hint: look at the number of pages...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Wallach on January 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
I tried learning Java from this book and failed. Perhaps I shouldn't blame the book but rather my lack of previous experience with object-oriented programming. In any case, this book did not cover object-oriented design sufficiently or clearly enough for it to click. If you already have this background, perhaps this book would be of more use, but if you are trying to learn Java and have never taken C++, Pascal, or any other object-oriented language, I would look for another book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a very tough book to use. I know some of the older programming languages, but nothing similar to JAVA. I tried to learn it from this book, but was totally unsuccessful. I just could not follow the author's stream of logic. Eventually, I gave up.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By hankguy on September 21, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I found the book was good for me as I have experience with C++ programming. It may be hard for a beginner as it seems to be really geared for someone with C or C++ experience. I found the book still relevant, although the UI programming uses AWT examples. I was able to compile and use Java programs using the Java SDK in no time and even got applets running in a browser.

For someone that has no programming experience in an object oriented language, I can see how this book would be difficult. It does indicate on the back cover that it isn't for new programmers. Topics about inheritance and the pointer-like variables in Java would drive you nuts. The author tries, like everybody else to explain classes in pretty much the same way as everybody else (motorcycle, car, etc.). I wish there were more programming projects or hold-your-hand creating programs content.

I bought the book because it was cheap and I am really happy with it. I found it much better than the "Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days" book I bought a while ago (I had to use a different book because of the namespace weirdness in that one).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By steven china on October 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am a beginner,I want to learn java quickly.but this book cann't

help me to do this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0x9b4a000c)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?