- Paperback: 848 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (July 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131482114
- ISBN-13: 978-0131482111
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 205 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,268,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you already know one programming language, and you just want to learn Java, then Just Java is the book for you. The book provides experienced programmers with a clear introduction to Java and object-oriented programming, as well as conveys a sense of the enjoyment that lies in computer programming. The CD-ROM contains a Java compiler system for use on Windows 95, Windows NT, and Solaris 2, which includes everything you need to try Java. It also includes a beta version of the compiler for the Mac, and instructions on how to obtain the FCS version when it becomes available. Peter van der Linden is also the author of the bestselling Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Best-selling author Peter van der Linden uses a straightforward, practical approach in this introduction to Java, combining clear, concise text with a wealth of interesting examples. The book's presentation of programming is challenging, exciting and enjoyable, integrating coverage of the latest issues and advances with discussions of more traditional topics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I have two complaints. The section on swing sucks. If you really want to do a lot of GUI programming, you need to buy a book dedicated to swing. It is too brief (which is probably the publisher's fault) and has a few errors in it. For example, there is only one page dedicated to checkboxes, and it gives an example where you have four boxes displayed. The event handler code only shows how to read one of the things. The author says "The ItemEvent contains fields and methods that specify which object generated the event..." but doesn't care to let us in on which? Are you expected to write programs with only one checkbox?
I would have liked to see 'assignments' at the end of each chapter to check your ablility, but no, the publisher probably thought that answers would take too much space... that's what the CD is for!
In my opinion, some of the "fire has gone out of his belly" in this edition. In the earlier volume, PvdL was an unabased Java advocate and his out-and-out thrill for the language contributed to the passionate style throughout that made reading the technical material a joy. Perhaps because Java didn't live up to expectations on the client side, he's taken a far more subdued tone. The technical detail is still there (and the humor at end of each chapter is still delightful). But this 5th edition leaves the impression that van der Linden was less than enthused about writing another edition.
Also troubling is the Windows-centricity in this edition. Virtually all of the screenshots are shown using Java on Windows and much of the text presumes that is the environment the user has (unlike the earlier edition). Maybe van der Linden is getting pressured by his publisher to tone it down a bit and become more Windows-oriented...from "Sun Microsystems Press". (?) Still, it doesn't seem like the Peter van der Linden of a few years ago actually penned this version.
Second: his humor is only evident at the end of the chapters, leaving you to try and muddle thru the rest of the VERY dry chapter. =(
Third: I agree with a previous reviewer, PvDL has lost some of his enthusiasm for Java and possibly for writing.
OH and fourth: if you're an experienced Java coder, this is probably NOT a book you need.
So really that leaves the experienced programmer that is migrating to Java, or the experienced student that wishes to have a better idea of java than that which he can get from an introductionary book. =/
3 stars. Definitely NOT his best.
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