The Virtual Bookcase Reviews of 'Java Programming Basics':
Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
This is the Java book for the field dependent. This is, in fact, the Java book
for those who do *not* want to do Java programming.
Yes, that might sound a little odd, especially in regard to a book that comes
with the JDK (Java Developer's Kit) on CD-ROM. However, the primary emphasis
in this text is on explanation of the concepts. "Down and dirty" programmers
may be frustrated at the lack of real world examples. Even such sample code as
there is seems to be a type of pseudocode, with comments where many of the
functions or modules belong.
For those who want to understand Java, however, the exegesis is excellent.
There is no requirement for a background in C or C++, or, indeed, in
programming at all. The chapter on object-orientation is trite to start with,
but does provide valuable insights. The coverage is thorough and the
assessments (as, for example, of Java's security features) realistic.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 1996
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