Owl Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours

Appendix A: Where to Go from Here: Java Resources


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  • 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.
    • Java 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.