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3rd October 2003, 09:02
It appears I have to learn java as part of my distributed object computing module at uni and I know shit about java except I can't use it too well. So I need a book on java that doesn't start with explaining what a for loop or an integer is. I'd consider myself pretty competent at c/c++ and know about OO programming but wouldn't consider myself a master of classes in c++. If the book covers network programming and CORBA that would be great too.
Are there any books that people know of that will fit my needs? I'll probably be using VS J++ or Jbuilder to develop my programs if that is of any help.
3rd October 2003, 09:10
Originally posted by Phily Baby
So I need a book on java that doesn't start with explaining what a for loop or an integer is.
I'd say every Java book should start with exactly that. However, you can skip the chapters you've covered already.
Bruce Eckel's Thinkin in Java is a pretty good read.
3rd October 2003, 09:31
Dietel and Dietel's Java book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131016210/) covers the language quite comprehensively (and is a good read, too). It contains enough info on networking, Servlets, JSP, JDBC etc. to get you going in programming network and web apps.
If you are confident you already know the basic language constructs, feel free to skip all the introductory humdrum and jump right into the J2EE documentation (http://java.sun.com/j2ee/docs.html).
CORBA would most certainly require its own book. One of the more detailed and readable ones is Distributed Programming in Java (http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/Books/corba/).
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