Java Programming: The Easy Way (Easy Way Way Series)

Author: Douglas A. Downing
List Price: $18.95
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ISBN: 0764107526
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series (April, 1999)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 171,403
Average Customer Rating: 3.71 out of 5

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Eh, there are better
Book was helpful for helping me to understand a few concepts. But instead of showing you new concepts by starting small and building, the author thought it would be best for learning to give 2-3 pages of code to interpret for each lesson, and afterwards saying (ok that was this, that did that). Hey buddy, most of us can't compile 2 pages in our head, not to mention even look at it all and soak it up. Don't buy this, instead get something else. (Def. not text book worthy)

Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Beginner's Book
This book is a great choice for someone who doesn't have any education on programming at all.
It begins by covering very basic concepts of Java/object-oriented programming well and then extends into several different aspects of the Java language to show how to create simple programs that use text/fonts, various GUI/windows, file storage/retrieval, audio and graphics capabilities. The original included CD is out of date now (2003), but none of it is required to use the book examples and the current JDK is available for free on the web anyway.
There are very few Java books that a total beginner can pick up and learn from; this is one of them.

Rating: 5 out of 5
just amazing book
I am taking computer science at university. Because it was my first time to program in Java, it was very hard to understand the subject and was very confusing. The textbook didnt help me either because it was written very hard. After I read this book, everything became so clear and I got so muvch confident in programing in java. I really think this book can help someone who doesn't have background in computer programing.

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