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Java: The Complete Reference

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The Definitive Java Programming Guide

In "Java: The Complete Reference, Eighth Edition," bestselling programming author Herb Schildt shows you everything you need to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), this comprehensive volume covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamen

Paperback, Eighth Edition, 1000 pages
Published February 7th 2011 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published December 14th 2004)
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Max Savchenko
May 25, 2015 Max Savchenko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Хороший справочник по синтаксису языка и составу его библиотек. Эдакий бумажный javadoc. Множество примеров кода с подробнейшим разъяснением. Но эта книга не про Java best practices (за этим лучше обратиться к Effective Java за авторством Joshua Bloch), да и сторонние средства и библиотеки вообще не затронуты. В общем, если вам нужно понять возможности Java, а у вас нет доступа к javadoc, то книжка пригодится. Ну и на полке еще она солидно смотрится.
Jan 04, 2016 Ahmad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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it has everything clear and perfectly. But it took more time than i expected to is worth to have your own hard copy.
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Best-selling author Herbert Schildt has written extensively about the Java, C++, C, and C# programming languages. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been widely translated. Herb's books have been used in education, corporate training, and individual study.
Although he is interested in all facets of computing, Herb's primary focus is computer languages, especially the standard
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