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    Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    Hi all. I am a complete novice at all of this and I want to learn Java and have been researching the best way to go about this. The main problem I have come up against is out of date material. Obvioudsly everything moves along so quickly. My OS is windows 7, can anyone reccommend an up to date book or site for a begginer please? Thank you

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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexRogue7 View Post
    Hi all. I am a complete novice at all of this and I want to learn Java and have been researching the best way to go about this. The main problem I have come up against is out of date material. Obvioudsly everything moves along so quickly. My OS is windows 7, can anyone reccommend an up to date book or site for a begginer please? Thank you
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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    For a complete beginner, the best book imo is learn java now

    http://www.amazon.com/Learn-CD-ROM-S.../dp/1572314281

    Not only an introduction to Java, but a nice start on oop.

    Just ignore the stuff on J++, its obsolete and should never have been

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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    Wow, what a great quick response. Thank you both, finally I can make a start.

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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexRogue7 View Post
    Wow, what a great quick response. Thank you both, finally I can make a start.
    no worries, you are welcome.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    There are two strands at least, one is learning java, the second is object orientated programming and design. Later there are web frameworks and other tools

    I'd recommend the java tutorials on the following site by Richard Baldwin http://www.dickbaldwin.com/toc.htm

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    Last edited by moldaviax; October 19th, 2011 at 04:02 PM. Reason: corrected authors name

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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    I'm also beginning in Java. I found this great textbook for free: http://math.hws.edu/eck/cs124/downlo...es5-linked.pdf

    It's last updated 2006, so I think it'd be fairly up to date.

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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    I'm always happy to see people learning how to program, but I would like to offer some advice on how to learn.

    Use the book as more of a reference, and focus on solving problems. The beginner challenges in the sticky are a great place to start

    Have fun!

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    Re: Complete Java Beginner - best book or site?

    Here a good java book.

    I own the book thinking in java it help me out

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