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Exceptional book for a beginner (like me),
By A Customer
This review is from: Beginning Java 2 SDK 1.4 Edition (Paperback)
I started reading several Java beginner's guide type books but this one is the best. The depth and breadth Mr. Horton has crafted into his book allowed me to grasp, with admittedly some effort, Java object oriented programming concepts.
This book presents a clear path, by using both words and good sample programming techniques, to learn how to be a productive Java programmer.
To have a solid grasp of the tools Java makes available to the programmer, I recommend reading this book first then read a more concise book "A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification" by Mughal and Rasmussen.