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So, what are the best books for learning java? Thanks.
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The book my college java programming course uses is called:

Object Oriented Program Development using JAVA
A class centered approach
Enhanced Edition

Author is Gary J Bronson and it is a Thomson course technology book.

I say its a very good/thorough book!
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I know this is two weeks old, but since only one reply....
My college uses:
Absolute JAVA second edition(covering JAVA 5.0)
by: Walter Savitch.

Covers a lot.
Classes, methods, loops, arrays, I/O, Iheritance, OOP pretty well IMO.
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Try using online web tutorials, they are often very helpful. try www.w3schools.com
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My AP Comp Science Class uses an AP Prep Java book, Authors names are Lewis, Lofton, and ****ing. I'm sure it's not the best book, but it's pretty decent. Good luck with it, I'm nearing the end of my second semester (there are four) in the course, and I still have no clue what I'm doing.


Edit: hahahahaha! It censored out the author's name! It's C - O - C - K - I - N - G.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Edit: hahahahaha! It censored out the author's name! It's C - O - C - K - I - N - G.
haha,,,now thats funny
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If you want a free intro look here
it just covers the basics for right now
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I find Head First Java very good if you are a complete newbie to java. It explains the basics and ideas of Java very well in a casual manner. It is not boring at all. Lots of pictures and everything.

For the longest time i couldnt understand Inheritance. For some reason it wouldn't click. I read this and i was like "Oh..I get it." I highly recommend it.
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