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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] My two bits: Java Text

Matthew Schneider wrote:    (01)

> It's not open source but Bruce Eckel's "Thinking in Java", now in its third
> edition, is available for free in various e-formats (pdf, doc, HTML). There
> is also a companion "Annotated Solutions" available (in e-format only). Get
> 'em while their hot (2nd Ed. would seem to be the preferred choice):
> http://www.mindview.net/Books
> BTW, I can not attest to the quality of this book. I did glance at an early
> edition back in '97 or so and did come away with some better feel for OOP.    (02)

Actually, that is an excellent book. I have a copy on my bookshelf.
And the price is certainly right! I'm partial to my own brilliant explanatory
prose, but Eckels does a *fine* job.    (03)

(At the time of reading, I had acquired an understanding of O-O concepts,
so I can't tell how good it is at presenting them to first-timers. Perhaps
Henry can give us an eval!)    (04)