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Big Java: Compatible with Java 5, 6 and 7 by Cay S. Horstmann
ISBN: 0470509481
ISBN13: 978-0470509487
Author: Cay S. Horstmann
Book title: Big Java: Compatible with Java 5, 6 and 7
Other Formats: mobi doc lrf rtf
Pages: 1168 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (December 30, 2009)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1552 kb
Size ePub version: 1857 kb
Size fb2 version: 1264 kb
Category: Programming

This book introduces programmers to objects at a gradual pace. The syntax boxes are revised to show typical code examples rather than abstract notation. This includes optional example modules using Alice and Greenfoot. The examples feature annotations with dos and don'ts along with cross references to more detailed explanations in the text. New tables show a large number of typical and cautionary examples. New programming and review problems are also presented that ensure a broad coverage of topics. In addition, Java 7 features are included to provide programmers with the most up-to-date information.

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Rleillin
This book is an awesome resource for first-time Java programming students like myself! The explanations are clear and there are great practice problems with solutions to use for extra practice!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone in a programming class or just learning to program on their own that wants a resource with all of the information in the same place, and organized in an order that makes sense for first timers!
I am hcv men
Excellent book. Well written, easy to follow and very detailed. One of the best textbooks I've had.
Shliffiana
I just got on Amazon to find the ISBN so I could recommend this book to a friend, and I was appalled at the low reviews this book has. I am here to do it justice. As a student in the field of Information Science and Technology, I found this book extremely helpful. It really does teach Java from the ground up, assuming no prior knowledge of programming. The author presents information in three ways: main content, extra "special topics" that add on to the main content, and common errors that you will probably make along the way. This book is on the expensive side, but it's well worth it. This book is loaded with content and added extras to give the reader good programming practices and a light background in the history of computers. This was my textbook for an introductory Java course at my college, and I couldn't be more satisfied with how easy it was to find everything I needed to reference. The chapters are meaty, and you will learn about each topic in full before moving on to the next. Between the content of this book and a good professor, I have become a confident Java programmer. This book is what you need whether your working by yourself or in a classroom setting.
Orevise
The structure of this book is amazing, it really progresses in a logical fashion. I have found it more informative than any Java tutorial/lesson book/video series I've found. It's a fantastic resource for people who know Java - if you happen to forget the concept behind something, chances are Big Java covers it. Granted, some things get technical, naturally, but rereading the passage with a closer look will typically solve the comprehension issue. I recommend this to everyone I meet that wants to learn Java, and will continue to do so.
Teonyo
Well rounded and thoughtful. A great book to learn Java from. Very good presentation and depth of discourse. This book is well worth the money.
MegaStar
I like that there's a good amount of information in here, but my only gripe about the book is that it frequently references outside material (things that are not contained in the book). Does a good job of explaining programming basics for those new to it, but is easily skimmable for those who have some experience. They dont hide advanced stuff amid a bunch of basic instruction, so if you instantly recognize that you know how something is done, but just want to know the Java way, you can safely skip to the good part.
net rider
did not like the book. took a class and took this book to the public library
Excellent purchase
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