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Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object- oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the. Head First Java has ratings and reviews. Allisonperkel said: I’m a fairly well versed programmer in some of the older style languages like C an. Kathy Seira is one of the popular writer and her writing is gifted to the Java But if you want to try something different, you can go with “Head First Java”. Thanks.

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It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s effective. They use lots of images and stories to convey concepts that are notoriously hard to wrap your head around as a beginner programmer. Refresh and try again. Learned about concepts such as multithreading, generics, and networks which firrst more gead I ever thought I would!

I could say honestly: However, if you are new to Java, and even new to programming, you’ll love the Head First books. But mostly its the fun way they present the topics. You’ll see why people say it’s unlike any other Java book you’ve ever read.

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Make the increment method atomic. The most important feature in this book was: I regret spending money on this title. Sounds impossible but it’s true.

The text and images are all over the place, and often very distracting. Can the child exist before the parents?

I thought I knew how to program in Java before but I found that I learned quite a lot from the book. Hope this help, good luck! You’ll scjo everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever.


If you want your class to be serializable, implement Serializable Deserialization: Learning a complex new headd is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java.

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I highly recommend this book for all level programmers to have it as a resource book. It didn’t show me good coding practice, and the code examples were often without much explanat This was somewhat an impulse buy: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As someone who considers themselves a pretty experienced Java developer, I have two comments on this book: This is the best programming book I have ever read. I don’t think I would have passed the test if not reading this firt prior to taking the exam.

I scip this book! Is it advisable to take exam on the latest version 6 or older version???

Some of those images still come up in my head when I think about xcjp When I read this book the summer before my senior year of high school, I was curious about programming. Who got the chair?

Control your Dog with a reference variable What happens if the Dog is in a Dog array? I personally didn’t mind reading about Objects and Object-Oriented design yet again. They throw metaphors at you until one sticks, then repeat ad-until-you-fucking-get-it.

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Sep 17, Gene De Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: It certainly does not live up to its hype or flawlessness. The book is firt, but comprehensive. View all 3 comments. A chapter in, I put that down and picked this up — a great decision in retrospect. Wildcards to the rescue Alternate sjcp for doing the same thing Any other book just tells you what to do, this book teaches it to you in an entertaining way.


It’s not dumbed down, but it is readable, which very hed other computer science books can claim. Nobody likes being called a dummy in the first place but the real problem is they are all too dense. The style makes it memorable which is the idea I’m sure but it also somewhat distracts. Or U don’t like to read big thick boring technical book? Start Free Trial No credit card required. I’ve used Java before and I was intending to use this book as a review, and I couldn’t tell you.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If you’ve read a Head First book, you know what to expect–a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Sep 07, Tyler Hallada rated it it was amazing.

What could happen if it were allowed This book, “SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam” nicely fits in both categories, serving both as an excellent reference and as a book that I found enjoyable to read cover-to-cover.