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  1. #1
    Matthew Cromer Guest

    best intro books for expert programmers

    I'm looking for a good intro book or three for someone who is very
    experienced in other languages.

    I don't want to spend money on stuff that is too basic.

    I'm looking to spend about $100 on 1,2, or even three books.

    Anyone have some suggestions?

    Thanks,
    --
    Matthew Cromer
    President, SDA Consulting, Inc.
    matthew@sdaconsulting.com
    http://www.sdaconsulting.com/
    (919) 274-0074




  2. #2
    Jim Pragit Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers


    Matt,
    I see you've been bitten by the Java bug, too. I started with James
    Cooper's "Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Java". It was written a few
    years ago, so some of the information is a bit out of date, but it's the
    only Java book I could find that explained Java from a VB perspective. It
    could have been done better, but at didn't waste your time explaining what
    loop and if statements are for. I bought it from Amazon.com for $40 (it doesn't
    include a CD-ROM). You can also try Sam's Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days.
    This starts off at beginner level but goes into some heavy duty stuff.
    There are two versions of this book, the regular version and the "Professional
    Reference Edition". The PFE has an addition 7 chapters of material. I bought
    the PFE for $50. I'm only on chapter 4, so I can't recommend it (yet) but
    so far so good.

    - Jim

    Matthew Cromer <matthew_cromer@iname.com> wrote:
    >I'm looking for a good intro book or three for someone who is very
    >experienced in other languages.
    >
    >I don't want to spend money on stuff that is too basic.
    >
    >I'm looking to spend about $100 on 1,2, or even three books.
    >
    >Anyone have some suggestions?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >--
    >Matthew Cromer
    >President, SDA Consulting, Inc.
    >matthew@sdaconsulting.com
    >http://www.sdaconsulting.com/
    >(919) 274-0074
    >
    >
    >



  3. #3
    John Timney (MVP) Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers

    look at Ivor Hortons Java 2 revised edition, due out now from wrox
    press.....top class java guru and an outstanding bedtime read, very
    advanced.

    Regards

    John Timney (MVP)

    Matthew Cromer <matthew_cromer@iname.com> wrote in message
    news:B534A0AE.BB2A%matthew_cromer@iname.com...
    > I'm looking for a good intro book or three for someone who is very
    > experienced in other languages.
    >
    > I don't want to spend money on stuff that is too basic.
    >
    > I'm looking to spend about $100 on 1,2, or even three books.
    >
    > Anyone have some suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Matthew Cromer
    > President, SDA Consulting, Inc.
    > matthew@sdaconsulting.com
    > http://www.sdaconsulting.com/
    > (919) 274-0074
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Matthew Cromer Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers

    Thanks guys for the titles.

    I'm paying a visit to www.bestbookbuys.com right now. (Everyone knows about
    this site, right?)

    --
    Matthew Cromer
    President, SDA Consulting, Inc.
    matthew@sdaconsulting.com
    http://www.sdaconsulting.com/
    (919) 274-0074




  5. #5
    Joint Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers


    I recommend Core Java volumes 1 and 2 from Sun Microsystems Press. Other
    books suck compared to these. Once you graduate from these, go for Graphic
    Java volumes 1 and 2.

    Matthew Cromer <matthew_cromer@iname.com> wrote:
    >Thanks guys for the titles.
    >
    >I'm paying a visit to www.bestbookbuys.com right now. (Everyone knows about
    >this site, right?)
    >
    >--
    >Matthew Cromer
    >President, SDA Consulting, Inc.
    >matthew@sdaconsulting.com
    >http://www.sdaconsulting.com/
    >(919) 274-0074
    >
    >
    >



  6. #6
    Andrew Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers


    Ditto!
    I'm been programming in VB and C for around five years and have been flirting
    with Java for a while. I finally "jumped in" and picked up Core Java Volume
    I. It is very good for the experienced program. It even compares how things
    in Java relate to VB and C/C++.


  7. #7
    Stefan Grünwedel Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers


    Matthew Cromer <matthew_cromer@iname.com> wrote:
    >I'm looking for a good intro book or three for someone who is very
    >experienced in other languages.



    Check out the reviews of Java books that DevX has posted:
    http://www.java-zone.com/free/bookrevmore.asp?sort_by=1

    You can also e-mail the reviewers directly and ask them what their best picks
    are. Claude Duguay reviews many Java books for DevX, for example.

    Good luck!

    Stefan Grünwedel
    Senior Editor
    DevX.com


  8. #8
    emtinc Guest

    Re: best intro books for expert programmers


    Look at "Learn Java by Association with C Cobol Fortran Pascal Visual Basic".
    More details at www.techednet.com

    "Stefan Grünwedel" <sgrunwedel@devx.com> wrote:
    >
    >Matthew Cromer <matthew_cromer@iname.com> wrote:
    >>I'm looking for a good intro book or three for someone who is very
    >>experienced in other languages.

    >
    >
    >Check out the reviews of Java books that DevX has posted:
    >http://www.java-zone.com/free/bookrevmore.asp?sort_by=1
    >
    >You can also e-mail the reviewers directly and ask them what their best

    picks
    >are. Claude Duguay reviews many Java books for DevX, for example.
    >
    >Good luck!
    >
    >Stefan Grünwedel
    >Senior Editor
    >DevX.com
    >



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