Beginner's Java 2 v1.5 2004 on
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(Jun 10, 2004)
Learn the basics of Java development for JDK 1.5 as you watch a DVD on your TV or laptop DVD player. This 8 hour two-disc set contains 18 lessons that provide you instruction the core techniques required to build high quality Java applications. The lessons cover all aspects of Java, from basic syntax to important Object-oriented programming constructs. Samples within each lesson demonstrate essential concepts and techniques such as Java language features, JDBC data access, collections, new language concepts, Swing applications, files and streams, deployment, and much more. All sample presentations include a live demonstration and a code review. Replay segments from more difficult lessons as many times as necessary to master the content. The DVD set includes the full video presentation, slides, all code samples, and every lab - already completed for you.
About the Actor
Neal Ford is the chief technology officer at The DSW Group Ltd. in Atlanta, GA. He is an architect, designer, and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, and video presentations. Neal is also the author of Developing with Delphi: Object-Oriented Techniques (Prentice Hall PTR, 1996) and JBuilder 3 Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 1999), and Art of Java Web Development (Manning 2003). His language proficiencies include Java, C#/ .NET, Ruby, Object Pascal, C++, and C. Neals primary consulting focus is the building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at numerous developers conferences worldwide.
Neal is also an avid (but slow) Ironman triathlete, competing in several races a year of varying distance. He is also a voracious reader, loves to listen to very eclectic music, watch high-quality movies, travel to exotic locales, and eat at fine restaurants (sometimes enjoying combinations of the above). He has also been known to sit in front of a computer for vast amounts of time. When at home, Neal enjoys the company of his wife, Candy, and two cats, Winston and Parker.
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1. Java Overview (J2ME|J2SE|J2EE)
2. Java Syntax
3. OOP Concepts
4. Exception Handling
5. Working in the Eclipse IDE
6. Much more, will append as I find the time to do so....
Video Quality: 5
If you find it hard to sit down and read books or the SUN API for hours at a time, then you'll find this an invaluable refresher/introduction to Java.
If Neal or DVDPress reads these reviews, PLEASE come out with a Java Intermediate/Advanced Course, possibly even a set for under $150. I'd like to see topics on Applets, Java Web Start, RMI, Threads, and XML.
At this price, compared to AppDev's/Keystone/CBT, this is a steal! So if you own a copy, please don't share! They really did a great job on this DVD and they deserve the revenue for this gem!
Thanks again Neal and DVPress!
I bought it, played it and came very close to throwing it in the garbage can. The only reason I didn't is that it cost so much. The sound quality is terrible and the guy in the video just sits there telling you how Java is different than C++.
This video should have been called "Java for people switching from C++ and who would like to know how Java is different."
The audio is sub-standard but is ok for the content being presented. There are chapters ("Lessons") on this DVD but there is no timecode. So if you have to stop the DVD and come back, you have to just FF and RW until you find where you were within the lesson.
If you need a dynamic high energy speaker, go to a class. This guy is calm, cool and collected. Frankly I like his teaching style.
I like the Author Neil Ford and I do own his books/DVD on JSP and Art of Web Development which are really good enough.
This is also good one but not really fair to call as Java 1.5 may be say Learn java 1.2 features using Java 1.5 jre.So if you are looking for Java 1.5 features dont waste your money on this..
* The Sound quality is terible. They used a very cheap mic. instead of using a directional mic. I hope they will test next time before they release new dvd.
* The examples are hard to see on the screen because recording was not clear from their computer.
* The content is nice and it covers most details.
* It's always good to hear from another instructor.
* I recommend you to use headphones if you watch these dvds.