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What would you guys recomend??? I am starting to teach myslef Java and so far have 1 site:
http://www.freejavaguide.com/corejava.htm
Also is Sun's JDK the best Java compiler???
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a hardcore java/c# colleague of mine recommends both O'Reilly Learning Java and Java In A Nutshell.
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Eclipse is probably the best java IDE out there. When doing anything java related, make heavy use of the Java API. It's one of the best resources I've come across for any language
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Eclipse is probably the best java IDE out there. When doing anything java related, make heavy use of the Java API. It's one of the best resources I've come across for any language
Sweet thanks, Ill probably DL eclipse when i get home 2morrow
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post #5 of 11
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a hardcore java/c# colleague of mine recommends both O'Reilly Learning Java and Java In A Nutshell.
Eh $45 a book is a little expensive, does ur friend recomend anything cheaper?
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Amazon has it used for $2
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Ehhh I might go to Barnes & Noble or Borders and see what they have, not much of a used online buyer
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It's $2. What's the worst that could happen? Besides amazon isn't like ebay - the deals tend to be legit, and programming books is one area where you can find a lot of dirt cheap used books in good condition. I've gotten a few (K&R for less than $1) and they've all been alright
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It's $2. What's the worst that could happen? Besides amazon isn't like ebay - the deals tend to be legit, and programming books is one area where you can find a lot of dirt cheap used books in good condition. I've gotten a few (K&R for less than $1) and they've all been alright
Yeah, but its not my credit card, its my parents they wouldnt trust it. Like i sed ill stop by B&N and Borders
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post #10 of 11
The Java tutorials are very nice I think and are also free.

There are also two main IDEs for Java, Eclipse and Netbeans. I personally like Eclipse and I believe it is the more popular of the two. Eclipse is developed by IBM, and Netbeans by Sun (the same who created Java) so you'll see in some of the tutorials they talk about Netbeans. You can still use Eclipse, just wanted to bring that to attention.
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