Learn Java From the Ground-Up—With Animated Illustrationsthat You Manipulate This is the first effective Java book for true beginners.Sure, books before now focused on basic concepts and keytechniques, and some even provided working examples on CD. Still,they lacked the power to transform someone with no programmingexperience into someone who sees, who really "gets it."
Working with Ground-Up Java, you will definitely get it.This is due to the clarity of Phil Heller’s explanations, andthe smoothly flowing organization of his instruction. He’sone of the best Java trainers around.
But what’s really revolutionary are his more than 30animated illustrations, which you’ll find on the enclosed CD.Each of these small programs, visual and interactive in nature,vividly demonstrates how its source code works. You can modify itin different ways, distinctly altering the behavior of the program.As you experiment with these tools—and you can play with themfor hours—you’ll gain both the skills and thefundamental understanding needed to complete each chapter’sexercises, which steadily increase in sophistication. No otherbeginning Java book can take you so far, so quickly, and none willbe half as much fun.