Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Author: Joseph Russell
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ISBN: 0761535225
Publisher: Premier Press (01 August, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 74,574
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent for new programmers
I have been programming part time at school for about 8 months now. I started with C, then C++ and now Java. I started this book back in C++ since the two languages are similar in their OOP. Once I started Java I found myself to be way far ahead of the whole class. Each class being 10 weeks each, I should be ahead until they talk about Swing in week 8. The book is not meant to be a reference like one reviewer said, had a problem finding answers int the book. The book is designed to teach you object-oriented concepts along with learning the fundamentals of Java. It also explains everything in a way that anyone with interest but no programming experience could understand easily. If you have take a class or two on C++ you will probably want to skip to chapter 4 or 5. This book helped me attain a 4.0 average as I didn't have to get lost in a reference/text book all the time, but I could actually make things that made sense.

Rating: 1 out of 5
I have already bought and read Palm Programming for the Absolute Beginner. I learned a lot with that book and it was extremely helpful. The author presented the language in a basic but informative way. At that time, I was an absolute beginner to computer programming. Now, I just bought Java Programming for the absolute beginner and was very disappointed. Not only does the author make no sense in explaining the language, but he also digresses to other topics that are just pointless. I don't recommend this book at all. If you have a problem with something, this book is not helpful. Hope this was helpful...

Rating: 5 out of 5
Interesting but still informative
This was probably one of the best programming books i've ever read. It is interesting all the way through but at the same time it teaches important programming concepts. It has many examples that you won't be bored with. This book demonstrates good writing skills and a great way to teach someone to program through the use of game programming.

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