Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object- oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the. Head First Java has ratings and reviews. Allisonperkel said: I’m a fairly well versed programmer in some of the older style languages like C an. Kathy Seira is one of the popular writer and her writing is gifted to the Java But if you want to try something different, you can go with “Head First Java”. Thanks.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn’t always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you’re forced to study.
The fact is your brain craves scjl. It’s constantly searching, scanning, Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. It’s constantly searching, scanning, uead for something unusual to happen. After all, that’s the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won’t interfere with your brain’s real work–recording things that matter.
How does your brain know what matters? It’s like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you’re out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? That’s how your brain knows.
And that’s how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: You’ll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI.
So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. If you’ve read a Head First book, you know what to expect–a heqd rich format designed for the way your brain works.
If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. You’ll see why people say it’s unlike any other Java book you’ve ever tirst. 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. Paperback2nd Editionpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To firzt other readers questions about Head First Javaplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 12, Allisonperkel rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have some archaic C question, I may be your woman.
I’m not so familiar with Java – in fact the last time I touched the language I could run to the local coffee shop, get a coffee, and get back to my program and it would just be starting up back in the dark days, when java was really slow. Fast forward 12 years and not only is Java nimble and performant, but its something I need to know.
Knowing this, I turned to the Head first series firzt they get their points across quickly and cleanly. Head First really does teach the topics so that you’ll remember them.
Most into programming books give you an example and you work through it. In Head First, yes there is an example, but the examinations happen via stories, diagrams, pictures, games and really good bad humor. What this means is that no matter how you learn, you’ll find something that helps the concepts stick.
Hfad chapter builds upon the last and each chapter reinforces lessons from before. You can tell that people who really know how to teach designed these books. Now this book is basic.
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I personally didn’t mind reading about Objects and Object-Oriented design yet again. I also didn’t mind reading about polymorphism, encapsulation, et al. The main reason for this is the presentation. But mostly its the fun way they present the topics.
I mean even if you know these topics cold, I still found some of their examples and comparisons well thought out and memorable.
So much so in fact that I can see using them to help explain concepts to people I’ll mentor or to marketing folks. If, however, you have programmed in Java before and are comfortable in the world of OO, and are looking for something to take you to the next step, I’d suggest you keep moving onto other books Effective Java by Bloch is amazing. However, if you are new to Java, and even new to programming, you’ll love the Head First books.
The writing is clear and engaging and correct! Sep 12, ARahman Fist rated it really liked it. As expected from Head First seriesanother awesome book that serves as a great intro to the Java programming language. I could say honestly: The general approach of “Make-it-visual” applied by the book makes it very interesting to readwith all these illustrating drawinggraphic scenarios that makes it easy to understand yet explaining heavy concepts ; and getting away from the traditional academic boring styleth As expected from Head First seriesanother awesome book that serves as a great intro to the Java programming language.
The general approach of “Make-it-visual” applied by the book makes it very interesting to readwith all these illustrating drawinggraphic scenarios that makes it easy to understand yet explaining heavy concepts ; and getting away from svjp traditional academic boring stylethe book feels like a joke: The book is greatalthough some points should be taken into consideration.
On the other handI really enjoyed every part in the Sockets part along with the Threadswith the general feeling of “Its weirdly easy to understand cirst concepts”. The networking fifst was awesomewhich pointed to the powerfulness of Java’s networking and remote classes. The GUI part was explained perfectly with all listener classes. The most important feature in this book was: The bottom line is: Jul 02, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is much more than a book about programming Java.
The beginning section really changed my perspective on learning. It goes into how people learn, how to make things stick in your mind and basically make something like learning computer programming actually fun. The gist is basically if your mind is bored its not going to remember much.
Feelings, in this case humor or non-sequitors, are what create memories and of course analyzing from different points of view helps. There were many time This book is much more than a book about programming Java. There were many times in this book that I felt the principles they were teaching sjcp programming could apply to many things in life. View all 3 comments. Have ever read any Technical book like a comic novel? Or U don’t like to read big thick boring technical book? Or Xcjp u think Technical reading is boring?
A well written technical comic book. If you are just in start then i can tel you it is the best book to start with.
As u finish chapter by chapter u will read java like as if you are discussing it with some one. I loved this book and it made my java concept still more stronger. Dec 08, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was recommended to me by my TA for a graduate level programming course. I knew the basics about programming, but certain areas were very confusing to me like abstract classes, static vs. It’s not your typical programming book and that’s what I love about it.
There are a lot of pictures, interesting puzzles and questions to This book was recommended to me by my TA for a graduate level programming course. It doesn’t take itself seriously, but it will seriously teach you something about Java in an entertaining and unconventional manner.
I would absolutely recommend this book for beginners through intermediate level programmers. I dropped this book at pages.
Some books are just unnecessary. I started reading Java: A Beginner’s Guide by Herbert Schildt which is vastly superior and does not insult the reader’s intelligence.
I strongly recommend anyone interested in actually learning about the language instead of reading punny jokes do the same. More fjrst version of review: This book is a mess. It’s like a teenager who is going through an identity crisis and is in the process of putting together a mood board to try I dropped this book at pages.
It’s like a teenager who is going through an identity crisis and is in the process of putting together a mood board to try to figure it all out.