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Version 5.0 of the Java 2 Standard Edition SDK is the most important upgrade since Java first appeared a decade ago. With Java 5.0, you'll not only find substantial changes in the platform, but to the language itself-something that developers of Java took five years to complete. The main goal of Java 5.0 is to make it easier for you to develop safe, powerful code, but none...more
Paperback, 980 pages
Published May 27th 2005 by O'Reilly Media (first published May 1st 2000)
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Christopher Basinger
This books covers everything. I skipped out on the Swing chapters so I can't speak on those. The author did the best job I have seen so far in regards to explaining inheritance, polymorphism, and class design. He does a great job with File I/O and data streams and since this is the new edition he also appended an interesting section on the new java.nio package working with channels. I read the popular "Core Java" book before this one and came to this to get a different authors explanation in obj...more
Rob
Short version of what may turn into a longer review:

Overall a good introduction to the Java language and its standard library. I quipped throughout that the book was as verbose as the language, but this is a good-natured jab, especially considering that the authors have done an excellent job in organizing and presenting the material, and in showing good concrete examples.

The book itself covers Java through version 1.7. One of the things that I really appreciated about the text (and have seen men...more
Louis
I remember using an earlier edition of this book to learn Java many years ago. I even used Java for writing simulations as part of my thesis. Since then, since I generally do scientific and technical computing, I have generally used Python and R linked with C, C++, and Fortran libraries instead of Java. But I have used languages on the Java Virtual Machine (Jython and Clojure) and I probably need a refresher on how the JVM works. This book does give a good overview of all of the scaffolding that...more
Tushar
Learning Java (Fourth Edition) is book for Java practitioner as reference book. This covers lot of topics.

This is an excellent book for someone who knows basics of programming. This book is not beginners. This book lacks examples and exercises which may disappoint few people.

Book has 24 chapters covering almost all of basic Java. The chapter one talks about historical aspects. Second chapter is brief introduction of java but it assumes that reader is aware of programming, OOP, threading etc wh...more
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Rob
More pedagogical explanation than tutorial, Learning Java's light touch and lucid writing does a good job of refreshing Java into the mind of one who once knew it better. I went with the edition that covered Java 5, as that seems to be the version of the IDE that the Android ADK is locked in at. I would not recommend this book as an introduction to programming--it is only suitable for those already fluent in programming who want to acquire Java proficiency.
Eversong
Excellent book.

Complete book about java tecnhology.


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