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Java 2: The Complete Reference

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This book is the most complete and up-to-date resource on Java from programming guru, Herb Schildt -- a must-have desk reference for every Java programmer.
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 1184 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media (first published December 12th 2000)
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Tasnim Dewan  Orin
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
এই বই না পড়লে পেট চালাইতে পারতাম না। লেখক আর তার পুরা ঘুস্টি বেহেস্তে যাক এই দোয়া রইল।
Anish K George
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book gave me my developer job.
Paul Newman
For a software engineer of any level, this book has a lot of great ideas to make your code more readable and maintainable. I wish I had discovered it earlier.
Amit Bhandari
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good for beginners
Jeanne Boyarsky
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Java A Beginner's Guide" takes you through the language of no Java knowledge to what you need to know to start learning about libraries. It covers the core language and can be used to learn Java 5, 6 or 7. The book assumes you are new to the C++ family so parts are slow going if you already know those parts. The author does point out what is different from C++ for those with that background.

I liked the mix of text, explained cod
Prakash Adidam
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book covers all the nuts and bolts of java, a single book covering the basic of Java language, syntax, programming and its packages.

Schildt puts it in one of the most easiest and simplest ways possible for somebody coming from C programming we can just skim the book and dwell into the advanced topics in a quick and easily in matter of hours and not days.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Honey Tilwani
I think this book is book is enough & great for programmers who want to learn Java at 0 level.
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was ok
I liked the "Part I" of the book. ...more
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It proved useful to me at the time (about four years ago) but I would probably not like this sort of book if handed to me now.
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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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