By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.
About the Author
Kathy Sierra has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer (Virgin, MGM, Amblin'). More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers, and a lead developer of several Sun certification exams. Along with her partner Bert Bates, Kathy created the Head First series. She's also the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community. Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a co-developer of Sun's upcoming EJB exam (Sun Certified Business Component Developer). His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients like the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken.
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This book is suitable for newcomers to the world of programming. All concepts taught in this book can be applied to any other programming languages.
Each new chapter in the book builds upon its predecessors, reinforcing concepts learnt in older chapters, this helps with memorizing the fundamentals of programming.
Towards the end of the book you will also start to learn some basic I/O and networking (the interesting stuff).
In summary, you should buy this book if you would like to learn Java and the fundamental concepts of object oriented programming.
Series: Head First
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 18th February 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 20.2 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised