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William
11th March 2008, 09:48 PM
Hi,

As part of computer science at school we have to learn java as one of the main components for the course. As I have never done any form of programming before (other than html & css) I am having a little trouble understanding Java. The sheets we get don't go into a lot of detail. I'm looking for a good book that teaches JAVA from the basics that is easy to understand for someone with little programming experience.

Recommendations would be great!

William

Huy
11th March 2008, 10:03 PM
At USYD we used this book for first year Java.

Amazon.com: Big Java: Cay S. Horstmann: Books (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Java-Cay-S-Horstmann/dp/0470105542/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205236793&sr=1-6)

Hope that helps.

William
12th March 2008, 05:09 PM
Bump,

I was looking at the Amazon.com: Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days (5th Edition) (Sams Teach Yourself): Rogers Cadenhead,Laura Lemay: Books (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0672329433/ref=s9_asin_title_1_sips_c5-qvfp_g1-2785_g1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=0D35QBMT48GJVTKJ401T&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278843801&pf_rd_i=507846) has anyone used this book before?

William