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  Asked By: Bailey    Date: Jun 09    Category: Java    Views: 892
  

Java newbie here. I'm not a programmer (well I was about 15 years
ago) - I'm a sys/web admin. Just starting to work with JBoss.

I need a very general beginning level book about Java - something that
will be an introduction as well as explain all the different things
about it - Java, JavaScript, JavaBeans, Enterprise Java Beans,
Classes, etc. Don't necessarily want it to teach me to program in
Java, just tell me about it. Does that make sense? Any ideas?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Scott Simmons     Answered On: Jun 09

Please remember javascript  is not Java. I'm not sure
about a book  that combines all the java  technologies.


When I first started, I logged into
http://java.sun.com
to have the overall picture of the beast.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Raju Srinivas     Answered On: Jun 09

Please check out Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java
Its available on line at:

http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/

or go buy it a amazon.com

It is very highly recommended by many.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Neil Turner     Answered On: Jun 09

The best book  available for learning java  (IMHO) is the
official BlueJ book. It is the COSC 121 text book at
Canterbury University. Covers the basics of object
orientated programming to more advanced stuff.

It uses bluej which is built an IDE for teaching java by
various university's around the world and is free.

Goto http://www.bluej.org/objects-first/ for the book

 
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