Posted by Nathan Smack at 9:33 PM | Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Browsing through the IT wiki at work, I came across a link to “Thinking in Java” by Bruce Eckel. So besides being a programming guru with oodles of experience, he is an established technical author that gives his books away on the Web. Sweet! “Thinking in Java” is the kind of book you wish you had read first, before the Deitels and O’reillys. This book gets it right from the outset by talking about how you get you head into the subject matter. The typical approach it to start defining features and giving examples. Boring to your average wannabe code monkey. What Eckel does (IMHO) is bring the topic to life with actual writing style. Read this book first, then browse through the others for reference and code variety.