Top positive review
Absolutely LOVE this book!
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016
I absolutely LOVE this book. I have been a mainframe developer for 18 years, but over those years I have tried to keep myself current on PC based languages. I've taken classes in c++, Java, and HTML, so I had a little experience with Java before buying this book. Unfortunately, even after passing every University Java class (basic and advanced) with A+'s , whenever I would take a mock OCA exam on the internet I would fail miserably.
I finally decided that I needed to buy this book and start learning what the Universities weren't teaching me. I have to say, I really wish that I would have done this long ago. The information in this book feels so complete, and it's in a very easy to understand format. The authors did a fantastic job with taking something so complex and making it feel easy.
The first couple of chapters, IMO, were worth the cost of the entire book. That's where they're talking about access modifiers (default, public, protected, private), inheritence, polymorphism, and casting among other things. I feel as though I know REALLY DO know Java.
I also bought access to Enthuware's tests, and that is a SUPERB deal (around $10.00). I would HIGHLY recommend buying this book AND Enthuware's tests.