Java(TM) Language Specification (2nd Edition)
||Author: Bill Joy, Guy Steele, James Gosling, Gilad Bracha|
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (05 June, 2000)
Sales Rank: 47,697
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Excellect, definitive guide to Java...
This book is essential for learning Java, and should be read by anyone serious about learning the language. Pay special attention to the example programs, as they highlight special cases and subtleties that are not explained in other books, and often misconstrued by the authors of other books.
Bear in mind that this books is available for free from Sun Microsystems's web site. They offer it in either HTML or in PDF. So you can save some money.
Rating: 4 out of 5
great technial resource
This book is not for newbie or non-technical person. If you want to sharpen, your java skills add this book to your shelf. Although JavaDocs should be the first place to look for technical specification but this printed, form has its own advantage. Specially if it's hard for you to read online grab a copy of this book. Book is technical, precise and well compiled. Great reference book. Hey, if you are one of those people who go for examples rather than specification then save you money for something else like almanac
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellence reference book, but unfit for newcomer.
It is Java's definitive manual authorized by SUN, as compared with ISO-14882 for C++. Any serious Java users should put it on their desktop for final reference. However, I don't think that it is easy to understand and fit for reading through, especially for newcomer.
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