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I need a good Java book. By good,I mean which starts from the ground up and assumes some knowledge of Object Oriented Programming". Not too much of dabbling in graphics though. Must be lucid .
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Question by:perfect_tranquility
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This has a good reputation:

http://www.hep.phy.cam.ac.uk/TIJ2.pdf
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sudhakar_koundinya earned 340 total points
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Thinking in java By Bruce Eckels is one of Good books in Java

You can download free electronic books here

http://64.78.49.204/TIJ-1st-edition.zip (Thinking in Java)
http://64.78.49.204/TIJ-2nd-edition.zip (Thinking in Java)
http://64.78.49.204/TIJ-3rd-edition4.0.zip (Thinking in Java)
http://64.78.49.204/TIEJv1.1.zip (Thinking in Enterprise Java)
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by:CEHJ
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>>Thinking in java By Bruce Eckels is one of Good books in Java

That's why i posted a link to it ;-)
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by:sudhakar_koundinya
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Oh, I didn't see that  URL
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by:bvanderveen
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I really like the Java Cookbook from OReilly.
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by:perfect_tranquility
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Thanks friends.
I will look into them all. The URL seems to be an excellent resource for me.
Thanks again.
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by:perfect_tranquility
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Sudhakar and as expected CEHJ have come up with great help.I will soon check the other solutions too.Looks like a tough decision for me to make.

Accepting one answer does not mean that the other(s) were not upto the mark.

Thanks again.
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by:thomas908
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Head First Java by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
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by:zzynx
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Teach yourself Java in 21 days: http://www.cadenhead.org/book/java21/index.shtml
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by:CEHJ
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Depends what you want. The reason i recommended TIJ is that it's not only good - it's available free. If you're serious about Java, you'll probably not want to be without

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201310023/proteanit-20

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201310031/proteanit-20
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by:sudhakar_koundinya
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>>Looks like a tough decision for me to make.

You can always split the appropriate points for each guy
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by:Jollina
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My favorit is Java for students by Bell & Parr
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by:perfect_tranquility
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Both great answers!
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by:CEHJ
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>>Both great answers!

Thanks - did you not notice any similarity? ;-)
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