Head First Java 2 Edition

    Head First Java 2 Edition  (English, Paperback, Kathy Sierra)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: O' Reilly
    • ISBN: 9788173666025, 8173666024
    • Edition: 2, 2005
    • Pages: 730
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    This is a book that is tailored for Java novices. Ideal for those who are interested in learning Java but have been put off by the complexities of learning the language, Head First Java explores a new way of teaching the same.

    Head First Java is aimed at people who are complete novices when it comes to programming with the language, and the book makes the learning experience fun - one thats filled with innovative and novel measures.

    If youre not a fan of wracking your brain with dull theoretical concepts that put you to sleep, Head First Java can be a welcome addition to your shelf.

    The book starts from the fundamentals and progresses to extremely advanced levels, employing an easy-to-learn approach throughout. From distributed programming with RMI and network sockets, object oriented design, and object properties and methods, to graphical user interfaces, Java archives, network connectivity and Java 5.0, the book explores every facet of the programming language with mysteries, puzzles and visuals that will keep you engaged.

    The unusual format is based on the theory that the brain needs stimulation to grasp complex issues. The adopted approach brings about a considerable reduction in the time required to grasp the language.

    About The Author
    Kathy Sierra is a well-known game developer and programming inspector. She has worked as a master trainer for Sun Microsystems. Shes also one of the founders of JavaRanch, the online community of Java programmers.

    Other books of hers that shes co-authored with Bert Bates include
    • Head First Design Patterns
    • Head First EJB
    • Head First Servlets and JSP

    Bert Bates has been involved in the area of software development for more than 25 years. He has been the lead developer for many Java certification exams. He is also a consultant in the area of artificial intelligence. He has co-authored the Head First series of books with Kathy Sierra.

    Table Of Contents
      I Breaking the Surface: a quick dip
      2 A Trip to Objectville: yes there will be Object
      3 Know Your Variables: primitives and references
      4 How Objects Behave: object state affects method &Junior
      5 Extra-Strength Methods: flow control operations, and more
      6 Using the Java Library: so you don't have to write it all yourself
      7 Better Living in Objectville: planning for the future
      8 Serious Polymorphism: exploiting abstract Classes and interfaces
      9 Life and Death of an Object: constructors and memory management
      10 Numbers Matter: math, formatting, wrappers; and statics
      11 Risky Behavior: exception handing'
      12 A Very Graphic Story: intro to GUI, event handling, and inner classes
      13, Work on Your Swing: layout managers to subcomponents
      14 Saving Object: serialization and I/0
      15 Make a Connection: networking sockets and multi-threading
      16 Data Structures: collections and genetics
      17 Release Your Code: packaging and deployment
      18 Distributed Computing: RMI with a dash of serialize, EJE, and Jini
      Appendix A: Fatal code kitchen
      Appendix B: To 7th Mugs that &diet make it into the rest of the book
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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2005
    • Authored By
      • Kathy Sierra
    University Books Details
    • Specialization
      • Computer Science Engineering
    • Term
      • 4th Semester
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    Best book for Java Greenhorns.

    I am final year student of B.Tech CSE. I have programming experience in C# .Net 3.5 , C and C . Further, I kind of had feeling that I should resign from .Net and choose Java. So, after a lot R&D on Google and some other tech forums I chose Head First Java. And all I can say now is that it's simply awesome for newbies in Java. One can never find it boring. Once u have came past 1st chapter it will generate curiosity and u will keep moving on. I finished this book in mere 15-20 days and now I ...

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    7 Dec, 2011

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    Great one for Beginners

    I would say its a great book for Beginners! Neatly explained OO Concepts and java basics. Not recommened for ppl who are already familiar with Java.

    Mohamed Sanaulla

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    16 Dec, 2009

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    Best Book.

    This is really an owsome book for a beginner. Those who dont know anything about Java go for this book.In this book the concepts has been defined in user friendly manner. You dont need a tutor to undersatnd the concepts. Best book for selfstudy.

    Ashirbad Samantaray

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    31 Jan, 2012

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    From a Procedural Programmer to Object Oriented Guy!

    In my last career job that I left about 20 years ago we were programming in DOS world using C & Assembly. Since then I spent years teaching computers to children of all ages. I had a longstanding desire to be able to bring myself up to speed in today's PC environments. My 1st book in Python was too overwhelming. I read the reviews here and thought to try this book. I can tell you that it has made OOPS funda a lot more clear for me. Went through about 150 pages of it like I was reading a novel...

    Paresh Kapadia

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    16 Apr, 2012

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    good book...bad quality

    I order this book because when I took it for first time from a friend, I just wasn't able keep it away and I definitely wanted to keep a copy of this in my collection. The book is a MUST for first time JAVA divers. But the quality of the book is bad. Seriously you can actually see the next page from the current page. The paper used to print is so thin, that I cannot even highlight with a smooth pencil, without tearing the paper. I wonder if Flipkart is listening.


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    23 Jan, 2012

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    Want to answer every question in class and make heads turn? THEN READ THIS BOOK!

    This is an extremely good book for anybody who wants to begin their learning on Java.
    1. Fluid style
    2. Clever illustrations
    3. Interesting problems
    4. Unconventional coding (no programming involving printing the sum of two numbers)
    5. You'd probably learn something out of this and still be called cool.

    Since it is a beginner's book, there are some limitations regarding the amount of learning you would like to have. There is only one con: Less detailed chapters on Autoboxing, Swi...

    Dev Sengupta

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    16 Sep, 2014

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    First of all FK Delivery ,
    I used to be fan of FK for its delivery but this time they took six days,
    it seems they are more on promoting IN-A-DAY service .so that 3 stars.
    About the book ,
    i would have given it a 4 stars for its interactive and engaging style of presentation.
    if you are impressed with many 5 stars from other users bear in mind you are not going to become an expert in java with this one.
    This book is intended to the Beginners ,(though helpful to experts as well).
    It feels lik...

    Shital Kumar Jha

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    3 Jan, 2014

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    Java made in to a-walk-in-a-park for beginners

    I'm a amateur programmer. I had little programming knowledge in C. I've never passed across chapter 3 in any book. But this one is different. Without even realizing I've learned a lot within two weeks of starting to studying this.

    Initially I thought of learning the basics of some robust programming language. From my research over internet I zeroed in on Java. Then I researched further on learning Java. All the suggestions I got is to start with 'Head First Java' and then 'Head First Design...

    Rajarajan Panneerselvam

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    17 Oct, 2011

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    Perhaps the best Java for beginners

    This is perhaps the best book for beginners who want to learn Java basics. It pictorially explains the technical concepts in non-technical, which beginners will find very hard to understand otherwise. Even most of the teachers won't be able to explain the concepts better than this book can. Reading the initial pages of the book, you can find how much research has been put into developing this sort of teaching methodology. Being myself a lecturer, I do recommended this book, especially for th...

    Kumar Kush

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    16 Oct, 2011

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    Very interactive book

    Easy to understand book that is made to angage you, with a lot of pictures, without even realizing that you're studying..

    Sourabh Jain

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    1 Feb, 2016

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