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Core Java, Volume I--Fundamentals: Eighth Edition

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This revised edition of the classic "Core Java(TM), Volume I-Fundamentals", is the definitive guide to Java for serious programmers who want to put Java to work on real projects. Fully updated for the new Java SE 6 platform, this no-nonsense tutorial and reliable reference illuminates the most important language and library features with thoroughly tested real-world exampl ...more
ebook, 864 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Prentice Hall
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This was the first programming book I've ever read.

I liked it back then, but I didn't like the fact that important concepts like networking in Java were considered to be an "Advanced" topic, while GUI programming was included in the fundamentals book.

But I admit it's a good introductory text to Java and programming in general.
I was looking for a book to get me moderately familiar with the Java programming language and this isn't it. The authors are *way* too opinionated and keep interrupting the flow of the book to note all the differences between Java and C++.

Perhaps I'm missing the point, but this is a book about Java! I can understand the periodic interlude, but every page has multiple side notes. *Very* distracting.

This is a book of inside jokes and unfortunately I'm just trying to learn Java here.
It covers most aspects of Java, maybe a little shallow on some topics, but already good enough for intermediate level programmers.

It might be a little bit difficult for beginners. The author had to skip some stuff to finish those topics in 800 pages.

The diagrams could be improved according to my personal taste.
One of the best language books.
The content covers different parts of the Java language from simple things to complex details. I used it during my university Java course and it helped alot, explained everything that regular course left untold.
I would recommend it for anyone who started to learn Java.
Good description of Java programming language and various Java technologies. Sometimes long and verbose, but I think it's good for such book format
Abdelrahman El-tamawy
A very good reference for the basic to intermediate level of java programming.
Very good book for everyone who wants to start learning Java!
Alex Ott
Good, but too long description of Java programming language
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