- Taschenbuch: 1312 Seiten
- Verlag: Mcgraw-Hill Education Ltd; Auflage: 9. Auflage. (1. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0071808558
- ISBN-13: 978-0071808552
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 4,4 x 19,7 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 72.914 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Java - The Complete Reference (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. April 2014
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Herbert Schildt is the world s leading programming author and a top authority on Java, C++, and C#. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Herb s acclaimed books include "Java: The Complete Reference, Java: A Beginner's Guide, C++: The Complete Reference" and "C#: The Complete Reference.""
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(Wikipedia: Herbert Schildt).
Das beste Java Buch ist Horstmann, Cornell: Core Java Vol. I,II. Nachdem es von Horstmann zu Java 8 bisher nur ein "For the Really Impatient" Buch gibt, habe ich mir - wohl wissend was mich erwartet - dieses Buch zugelegt.
Ja, Schildt kann gut schreiben. Er erklärt die neuen Features von Java 8 ganz gut. Zu einem Thema mehr in die Tiefe gehen ist aber nicht seine Angelegenheit. Z.B. kommt er bei JavaFX über simple Menüs nicht hinaus. Eine genauere "Complete Reference" ist in einem Band - auch wenn er 1200 Seiten hat - auch unmöglich. Wahrscheinlich ist das Buch auch nicht einmal Complete.
Man findet aber dennoch die eine oder andere interessante Information. Das Buch ist nicht berauschend, es ist aber auch nicht bullschildt.
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1). First, it should have been titled "Beginning Java for Programmers". I say this as, for example, Ch 2 problem 10 requires a nested for loop. This is NOT something I would expect a beginner programmer to know, especially only in chapter TWO! Also, p36 refers to being able to do "all the old char tricks you know".
2). Chapter 2 also talks about primitives, typecasting. Typecasting is not something a beginner needs to know at only chapter 2.
3). The editing is poor. Page 65 shows a sample program listing. Turns out this is a completely different program than the downloaded source files.
4). The author (&/or Oracle) should not expect a beginner to learn the command line straightaway from chapter one. I also have the book "Java for Dummies", which is able to explain how to use the Eclipse IDE. Why can't Oracle? This is lazy, IMO.
I am giving this 3 stars overall, with a caveat. This is a 4-5 star book for a programmer who already can figure out the nuances, or if the book's code is wrong, & knows how to use Eclipse. However, a 1 star book for a real beginner who doesn't know any language & the command line. It would be a nightmare for a true beginner.
For example, while discussing Properties, the author mentions that this API is sort of obsolete, but he doesn't mention Preferences. In fact, Preferences are not mentioned at all (at least I couldn't find it in the Index). Another example -- StringTokenizer class, for which the author dedicates two pages, but doesn't mention how it is different from String.split, e.g. from the performance point of view. There are javadocs for ArrayList, but it doesn't say how it grows and when it shrinks. I was unable to find some of the important contracts, e.g. what has the higher priority for a TreeSet -- Comparator's 0, or element's equals returning false? Those are rather trivial questions, naturally appearing while reading the book, but unfortunately you'll have to google for it. The author provides virtually no hints about the implementation of the library and the language, which I believe is essential for understanding most of the design decisions. This is absolutely unacceptable for a reference book.
There are two other annoying things:
1. The book is full of Javadocs, I would say 1/3 of the book is Oracle javadocs, which I personally find rather useless. It looks like something completely artificial, added just to extend this (already enormous) volume.
2. The book is very thick, while the binding and cover are very soft and unsubstantial. It had some signs of wear already after one day of reading! If you use this book regularly as a reference, it will wear out very soon.
Having said that, I must mention that some of the topics are covered well, concise and right to the point. For example, I like the way author incorporated new Java 8 language features throughout the whole book. For instance, you will find lambdas and new collection features used regularly in examples. In general, I've got an impression that "Java Language" section is written better than "The Java Library" one.
Finally, it is hard to understand the point of this book -- it is far too huge to be read linearly, and it is not deep enough to serve as a reference. Probably, the best uses for it would be to remind some of the core language and library concepts, and also to learn new features of Java 8.
Started programming as a child on my family's Mac IIGS. I enjoyed freaking my mom out when I would make the computer count forever via an infinate loop.
I self taught myself to program on my TI 83 in middle school, html and adobe photoshop in highschool, css in college, Perl for bioinformatics perposes.
Skip to now... realizing that somewhere along the line I forgot about my love to program so
I self taught myself begginers C++ using TheNewBoston's Youtube tutorial videos.
To sum it all up, I've a sporadic programming background... but nothing substantial in terms of profession/life goals..
Until this book.
This book teaches at the perfect speed, and provides examples in a logical "here is the newbie way that works... but here is a better way...and yet here is an even BETTER way!". So you learn in a very easy step by step way.
Treat this book as you would any math book, and work out EVERY SINGLE example, as well as try to work out what the console output would look like in your head or on paper and check it against the System.out provided (in the text)
And then, after a few chapters, go back and try to do the 'Try This' programs and retake the quizes to keep the info fresh, and see where your streths and weeknesses lie.
I use JavaFX (IntelliJ IDEA) because I plan to eventually make a GUI program.
I believe having a beginners knowledge in c++ has made me understand Java on a deeper level than those without. And this background has enabled me to learn Java faster and more efficiently.
If you have 2 weeks free, I suggest you look up TheNewBoston on youtube and watch his c++ videos at least up until #35 while you wait for this book to arrive, and you will have a better understanding when you start to read this book.
I am also following along with a free "First Course in Java" that is availble online from Berkley College. It's excellent & I highly recomend it!
Where I go from here:
1. Finish the book & Berkley Course homework/quizes
Study for OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-803) with:
2. (Liguori, Finegan) Oca Java Se 7 Programmer I Study Guide
3. (Sierra, Bates) OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II (Study vol 1 OCA of 2)
4. Take Exam 1Z0-803 to be Certified OCAJP 7
5.? Maybe...(Ganesh, Sharma) Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805: A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide
6. (Sierra, Bates) OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II (Study vol 2 OCP of 2)
7. Take Exam 1Z0-804 to be Certified OCPJP 7
Hope this helps someone in finding their way, and good luck!
The only warming I might give is there are points where I feel some terms and concepts are assumed to be familiar which might lead to confusion for anyone with little or no programming experience. Well written and concise.
I am so hooked on the book and the language that I have planned on taking the exams for the certs, in hopes to sharpen my skills and use it professionally on a daily basis.