Book about java

Can anybody recommend me a good book about
java ?


Maybe you should give some information on your experiences on programming - are you an absolute beginner or just new to Java?

Not new to programming I am a retired programmer
I use to do programming in COBOL and Fortran
But java is new for me

dobby9 should have a free beginner’s tute.

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Based on that, I’d recommend this one: Java In A Nutshell, 5th Edition: David Flanagan: Books

[That same publisher also has a whole series of Java books that are area-specific, such as
for database, etc.]

So, me too, i would advice “Java in a Nutshell”, because it focuses on the Java-Specific aspects and will not bore you many pages with the why and how of if-statements.