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What is the best Java book for someone who's never coded before?

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What is the best Java book for someone who's never coded before?
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>>50795207

Head First Java, and anything published by Manning.

Personally I found Big Java By Horstmann to be convoluted shit.
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>>50795207
/g/ is not your tech support / review site.

>>>/lit/
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>>50795258
/lit/ doesn't know anything about programming. Its full of fanfiction losers
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>>50795207

Pic related.

Read Head first Java with it for practice
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>>50795246
>>50795750
Head First Java is terribly written. Don't waste your time and read a decent book
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>>50795792

Then what would you recommend?
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I got recommended the one from Y .Daniel Liang
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>>50795792

thats why i said he should use it for practice you imbecile
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>>50795207
Intro to C++
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>>50795207
>who's never coded before?
None. Get lost.
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Learn Ruby first.
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>>50795246
>Personally I found Big Java By Horstmann to be convoluted shit.
Big Java is the book we use at my uni for intro to java and second semester advanced OOP. I also feel the book is a bit bad, but I have barley read it
Any comments on the book? It seems difficult to find a clear explanation of the different methods and syntax. And the code examples does not show clearly how to do and use stuff.
Also the book seems filled up with useless stuff and filler that is nothing but distracting.

Anyone else tried out the book Big Java?
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>>50796174
I don't know man, have been looking... Oracle documentation isn't half bad
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>>50795207
If you've never programmed begore, don't start with a book. Start with Lynda.com/YouTube tutorials and play with the language yourself. Once you have a decent grasp on shit then go back and look at books. I recommend The Java Programming Language 4th edition, its dry as fuck but comprehensive.
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>>50798291
Also edx is running a java 101 course on Oct. 20th. Google that shit
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Java the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw
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>>50795340
One of the main rules on /lit/ is no fan-fiction.
[spoiler]Critique threads don't count[/spoiler]
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Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II
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