Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies
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Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Covering everything from basic Java development concepts to the latest tools and techniques used in Java, this book will put would-be programmers on their way to Java masteryExplores what goes into creating a program, how to put the pieces together, dealing with standard programming challenges, debugging, and making it workUpdated for the release of the Java SDK 2.0, with...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by For Dummies (first published May 9th 2003)
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Skimming through this, I can say that it would be great for someone who has had little to no exposure to programming. It is purely an introduction with rare opportunity for practicing Java though. If you want something you can read with non-scary code examples, this is for you. If you want something where you can experiment with Java code and/or practice programming with exercises with assistance, this book is not for you. I do like the author's writing style, but just for a beginning book. I ha...more
Melissa Ingalls
It helped me brush up on my Java/programming skills.
Daniel M
This is a review for the 3rd edition

Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies is a great book to start to learn programming. I started with very very little experience with Java and programming in general but I did learn many things from this book. I learnt the basics of variables, how to create different functions and different things in the Java itself. Barry Burd tells you new information and then goes into depth with what each thing means, like the difference between long variables and sho...more
I didn't 100% finish this book. I got it originally due to the need for me to learn Java, and it was okay for a while, but I found myself skimming. The concepts, while explained really well, were presented in a manner that I knew I would never remember. I didn't actually get to create much. I didn't get to learn by doing, by correcting, so on and so forth. I'm going to keep this book - it will be a great reference book definitely. It's good for looking up a concept, but as for reading it cover t...more
For an absolute beginner that does not even have a firm, or non-existent grasp on compiling, or cmd familiarity, this is definitely the book for you. Learning a new language can be absolutely intimidating; and especially so when you are new to CS. The overall vibe I kept getting here was quite laid back. However, that was sometimes frustrating for me since there were times when certain technical techniques were pushed aside. Readers were told to simply implement, or execute certain code for its...more
Aj Jadoon
It is a good book ONLY for very {basic} introduction to Java and Programming.
out of date but still relevant and readable.
Good for absolute beginners (as I was), just to get familiar with the syntax. Beyond that, the book is pretty useless -- it doesn't provide much rigor on the object-oriented side of things. And aren't objects the whole point of Java?
Dec 04, 2007 Sutanto rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cardeen
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Buku ini ngajarin kita tentang "Java Language Programming" tanpa IDE, kita hanya butuh "text editor", emang text editor bukan IDE? Pokonya baca dech, pasti PUSING (ho...ho..ho)
Aug 24, 2013 Helen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Combines introductory programming concepts with specific info re: Java. There is a 2012 version, also.
Aug 06, 2010 Ted added it  ·  review of another edition
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wow. i am definitely not a computer programmer. that's what i learned from this book.
Did it job have me a jump start on my programming class
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