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Teach Yourself Java
by Chris Wright
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 0.57 x 7.73 x 5.01
Publisher: McGraw Hill - NTC
ISBN: 0658011987; 2nd edition (March 31, 2001)
Book Description: Teach Yourself Java provides even beginners with the skills they need to create sophisticated Internet-ready programs that enhance websites and produce interactive pages.
Book Info: A guide to learning Java at home, covering graphics, communications, GUI design (Swing), and object orientation and threads, among other subjects. Shows how to build and maintain interactive Web pages, based on Java 2 and Swing.
Just the facts!, May 17, 2000
Reviewer: Joe Hardesty from USA
This is not the definitive Java reference but it is a great book for anyone just coming to Java and who doesn't want to get buried in one of the typically massive works that are on the market. In just over 200 pages Chris very nicely covers the basics of Java to the point that anyone should feel comfortable writing a modest application or applet. I would recommend this as the "first book" on Java that anyone reads.
not a book for beginner, May 4, 2000
Reviewer: Kenneth Kam from US
This is one of the worst book I have ever read in my life. I can guarantee that a beginner will not understand on the topics. eg. Chris try to explain writing methods in Java with one subsection, which could takes chapters for one to understand as a beginner.
I am also being fooled by the ratings on this web site. Honestly I would not recommend anyone to buy this book. A beginner find it too hard to understand, yet it looks like trash material to a programmer, since all of the items are introductory stuffs, explained in a very difficult way. Save your $ and buy something else (that is useful)
Teach Yourself Java (and other things), April 26, 2000
Reviewer: A reader from Arkansas, USA
I really didn't find the book all that useful. The code explanations are not clear and his website used for reference is incomplete. You also have to supply your own gifs or jpegs to get his examples to work. But I guess you get what you pay for. Spend your money on something else.
Great For Beginners, February 11, 2000
Reviewer: Ami from New York
Wright provides explanations on progamming basics such as loops statements, methods, class and objects. Gives simple to follow examples that can be implemented and expanded.
Easy to read and light in weight so you can read on the bus or subway. He even gives little assignments (with answers on the web) so that you can practice what you have learned in the book.
"You tell me and I forget, You show me and I remember, You involve me and I learn."
Which is what I have with this book ...
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