Java 2 for Dummies

Author: Barry Burd
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ISBN: 0764507656
Publisher: For Dummies (01 October, 2001)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 48,072
Average Customer Rating: 3.31 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
I havent read this yet but take my advice.
I am just about to buy this book, and the reason for it is becuase I recentley purchased and read barry's other book beginning java programming for dummies, this book was very easy to read, very informative and entertaining all in one. So I am assuming that since this book is on the same topic and the same author, it should be a very good book. I also recommend reading the beginning book before java 2, becuase beginning programming really gets you into java programming.

Rating: 3 out of 5
Falls Short
Interestingly enough I found the first 6 chapters of the book and excellent intro to Java 2 concepts. After that, the books reading level sky rockets. I found myself enjoying everything untill it became to complicated to understand the authors examples. I had to read some chapters 3-4 times before I grasped the concept of what he was trying to explain. This is due to the authors assumption of the users pace. Dummies is meant to dumb down things at all times, this book fails that.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Coal in a diamond mine
I'm a big fan of dummies books, have used them for years, and recommend them to students. But this one is horrid. I'm an experienced programmer with some OOP experience, and I could not follow what he was talking about. The examples where parts were completely unexplained did not help. I don't buy books so I can reread sections three times and still not be sure what the author meant. I am looking elsewhere to learn Java, and I recommed you do the same.

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