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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Java(TM) Programming Language (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Ken Arnold, James Gosling, David Holmes
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Read this first. Tutorial, reference, rationale all in one.


This book is an 11 because it is from the horse's mouth. Otherwise it would be only a 10.0. Read this first if you already understand object programming. Want a different book? Buy it after this one. For more detailed reference also get the The Java Language Specification



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: OCA/OCP: Introduction to Oracle9i SQL Study Guide
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Chip Dawes, Biju Thomas
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Covers all the essential to guide you to success !


Just passed the 1Z0-007 on my first attempt with flying colors. This book is really great at showing the concepts addressed in the exam. Make sure to do all the practice tests.
I also bought the online exam from www.selftestsoftware.com whichis much harder than the real test and helps show you where your weaknesses are.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Practical C Programming, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Steve Oualline
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good C book


I'll be brief. This is THE book that really got me started in C programming. I have read a couple of other C books before but this one was by far the best one I have read. My recommendation is that you should have some programming knowledge first (any language) before diving into this book, I had PASCAL. Although it's possible to learn from it as a complete newcomer it's probably harder to digest, that really depends on the reader. This book is just about basic C syntax and a couple of data structures, which is good IMHO. Nothing really advanced so you will have to move to another book afterwards if you wish to become well versed in C.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Design Patterns
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Developer? Project Manager, In software? BUY THIS BOOK


Once you've got a few years of experience under your belt you'll find you start having general "favorite" ways of doing things. Meaning laying out you classes in a particular way. You'll find that giving these things a name and looking at others' named "patterns" is a heck of a good way to write software and communicate ideas to others.
This book was kind of the first and kind of the best on the subject. So important its often referred to as the "GOF" (gang of four) or "blue and white" book. It uses C++ to illustrate its points but any oop-familiar person should be able to read it just fine. Its well written and avoids much of that high-browed abstract achedmenic language that most design books use. (often at the expense of both clarity and correct use of language).
You'd be ill-advised to ignore this book. The ideas within it have prevailed already.