Learning Java™. THIRD EDITION. Patrick Niemeyer and Jonathan Knudsen. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo. Learning Javaprovides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the programming language that has changed the way we think about computing. Java. Learning Java has ratings and 10 reviews. Julio said: I once said that it’s not just Patrick Niemeyer,. Jonathan Knudsen. · Rating details · ratings.

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Java has become the language of choice for a wide variety of applications: This edition provides full coverage of all Java 1.

Jun 28, Tushar rated it really liked it. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Learning Java provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the programming language that has changed the way we think about computing.

Maybe that’s all it needs but it seems like the pateick part of Java these days is “JVM eco-system” and not “Java by itself”. About Me Mark Graybill. But in the advertise role of learning how to use Java, I’m still jnudsen.

Mini-Review: Learning Java by Patrick Niemeyer and Jonathan Knudsen : java

Jonwthan realize that the book is about Java the language itself and not “the JVM”, and I realize that the book is already pages long but I could really have used a little more about “the JVM eco-system” and less about Swing. Elliot Pollard rated it liked it Nov 25, Book has 24 chapters covering almost all of basic Java. It comprehensively addresses important topics such as web applications, servlets, and XML that are increasingly driving enterprise applications.


I learnt a lot about Java in the first pages, but in the end I found reading about each library, without the seasoning of jonatjan real project, too much.

Programming C 2nd ed by Jeese Liberty. There’s also a pretty sweet glossary in the back to help you niemeyr through some of the language’s more arcane keywords.

More pedagogical explanation than tutorial, Learning Java’s light touch and lucid writing does a good job of refreshing Java into the mind of one who once knew it better. It could be that Niemeher spoiled by how Python handles the equivalent of Generics, and both Python and R multi-core libraries, but this seemed very detailed and complex not helped by Java seeming to require that everything be declared in duplicate.

The target audience is definitely experienced programmers. Guess that’s what happens when nieemeyer are learning in the middle of a language being created. This book lacks examples and exercises which may disappoint few people. Table Of Content Preface 1.


Jerry Morgan rated it really liked it Nov 09, It contains easy-to-follow code examples that go through Java’s features, APIs, and facilities. The title and cover design of this book don’t suggest that, niemeyeer, my feeling is they suggest that this is a beginner’s book. Several related features will all get covered together, and instead of each one getting its own code example, several hiemeyer will be demonstrated in a single piece of code that mashes them all together in one omnibus program.

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I found many things that I often have to spend several hours looking up whenever I start or deploy a JVM based project so I’m glad that someone realized that this really needs to be in the beginning of an introductory Java book.


A couple things jump out: This book is one of my favorites of those I own for that “third book” role. It described the Java language, feature by feature, and did a great job learnung teaching the language. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Learning C by Jesse Liberty. Illustrated Learning to Read Paperback Children.

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Next are several chapters on setting up your machine to develop and run Java. I even used Java for writing simulations as part of my thesis.

It’s been a great help that way. Sridhar Narayanan rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Learning Java is filled with easy-to-follow code examples that guide you through Java’s many features, APIs, and facilities. Hrvoje rated it it was amazing Nov 23, See details for ajva of any imperfections. The first part of the book is what seems to be the standard first chapter of almost all programming books nowadays, a argument of why to use Java.

It makes a great second or third book for someone learning Java. A Beginning Programmer’s Guide to Java. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nieeyer very good book for learning the basics of the Java language.

Second chapter is brief introduction of java but it assumes that reader is aware of programming, OOP, threading etc which is difficult for any beginner.