Appendix A: Where to Go from Here: Java Resources
NOTES AND CORRECTIONS
- Question: What do you suggest which is the next book to
learn after this one?
- Answer: There are two books you ought to consider.
(Actually, there are probably more, but I haven't had a chance to
go through many others yet). The books:
- Sams' Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21
Days by Laura Lemay and Rogers Cadenhead (Sams
Publishing): Some of this book's first seven hours will be
redundant, because it also strives to teach Java to people who
don't know anything about the language. However, it has more
advanced material in it, because the authors assume the reader
will have some programming experience before picking up the
book. As the co-author of the book, I say with absolutely no
humility that it's a good follow-up to my book.
in a Nutshell 2nd Edition by David Flanagan (O'Reilly):
This isn't a tutorial, and it's not aimed at newcomers, but
it's one of the most popular Java books on the market. It's a
reference to all classes, methods, errors, and other parts of
the Java language. The link refers to the Java 1.1 edition of
the book, but I'm expecting a Java 2 edition to be published
in the coming months.