On the other hand , I really enjoyed every part in the Sockets part along with the Threads , with the general feeling of "Its weirdly easy to understand these concepts". Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Some books are just unnecessary. That's how your brain knows. And when text and pictures work together, we embedded the text in the pictures because your brain works more effectively when the text is within the thing the text refers to, as opposed to in a caption or buried in the text somewhere.
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I wanted to learn how to code 2. Dec 13, Steve rated it really liked it. Write a customer review.
However, I never really used what I learned so I lost most of that knowledge. I think this is the best book for truly learning Java.
Go no further than the table of contents for Chapter 14, where an inflated rubber-frog intertube deserialized is pasted next to itself completely deflated, looking hezd the life has been sucked right out of it serialized.
That means pass-by-copy Cool things you can do with parameters and return types Encapsulation Encapsulating the Forst class How do objects in an array behave?
It's 13 years old.
And we make the exercises challenging-yet-do-able, because that's what headd people prefer. We include content for both sides of your brain, because the more of your brain you engage, the more likely you are to learn and remember, and the longer you can stay focused.
Now you can get everything on Safari. Not that I'm criticizing that dreamy-girl-with-the-soda that comes in every once in a while and sets up the next lesson, but I can't deny this irresistible urge to put a "Gee, Wally There arent edution real characters but there are these made up scenarios that help you understand code. The gist is basically if your mind is bored its not going to remember much.
Now, that being said, I have to give my standard disclaimer: I just finished part 1. The worst of all: Each chapter builds upon the last and each chapter reinforces lessons from before. Aug 19, Ramu Vairavan rated it it was amazing.
Overall it is really worthwhile.
Head First Java, 2nd Edition
Submit a new text post. Posting guidelines Frequently asked questions Subreddit rules Message the moderators Asking debugging questions When posting a question about code, you must include the following: By that I don't just kava an "I can write a Java program" kind of learning, I mean a deep understanding of how Java works kind of understanding.
I feel like this thread is related to this thread that was posted recently. You can tell that people who really know how to teach designed 2bd books.
Head First Java, 2nd Edition by Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra
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We use redundancy, saying the same thing in different ways and with different media types, and multiple senses, to increase the chance that the content gets coded into more than one area of your brain. Sponsored products related to eddition item What's this? Finally, we use people in our stories, examples, and pictures, because, well, you're a person. Cloud Account Access your cloud dashboard, manage orders, and more.
The beginning section really changed my perspective on learning.
We use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we use pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is more likely to remember when you feel something.