Owl Sams Teach Yourself Java 1.1 Programming in 24 Hours

What Readers are Saying

This headline isn't entirely accurate. A more appropriate title would be, "What Readers Who Like the Book are Saying." You won't see notes on a page like this stating the following:

"Your book is the worst thing to happen to printed paper since Jackie Collins. I'd burn it but I'm afraid of running afoul of federal toxic waste disposal regulations. Don't write me back. I don't want to be responsible for you writing anything, not even an e-mail."

That's a fake letter (fortunately). Here are some real comments from readers:

  • "I find your book thrilling, your humor helps me to get the necessary motivation to be consistent in my learning."
  • "Your book is a superb introduction to the ways of Java."
  • "I'm only about 10 pages into your new book, but I had to stop to tell you that I'm already enjoying it. You've made me laugh out loud several times, and that's not an easy thing."
  • "I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks. Your book just got me a promotion at work and I have several other possible job opportunities now. I never had any programming experience except for BASIC about 8 years ago."
  • "I've read dozens of Java books and this one by far outclasses them all. For a simplified discussion of the language and how to work with it, this can't be beat."
  • "Your humor (and the experience of learning this wacky new language we call Java) keep me away from my friends and family and in front of my computer at all hours. This isn't as bad as it sounds."
  • "One of the few Java books that is reasonably priced for the information that it contains."
  • "I am enjoying your book very much. You have done an excellent job writing it in a manner that makes learning Java fun. I have already recommended this book to non-programming friend that is interested in learning java. I think it will make a great Intro-to-programming book."
  • "I picked up your book over the weekend and am enjoying (and learning from) it immensely. ... Thank you and all others who make these materials available for people to better themselves."

If you have comments pro or con to make about the book, feel free to send me e-mail.