Brewing Java: A Tutorial
by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Publisher: Cafe au Lait 2005
Part 1 is a brief introduction to what Java is, why it's cool and what you need to use it. Part 2 is a tutorial introduction to Java that just covers what you need to know to start programming command line applications in Java. This is an introduction to the basic syntax of the language. Part 3 covers the basics of writing applets in Java.
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by Gregory J. E. Rawlins - Indiana University
The book appeared as a material developed for the Fall 1999 C212 class at Indiana University. The text covers objects, classes, methods, Java interpreter. It is sutable for absolute beginners, the author will guide you step by step on learning Java.
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