Java : how to program / Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010
“A comprehensive introduction to programming in Java that covers all major areas of the platform. To me, the best way to understand programming is by example, and this book contains copious, well-described sample code.” – Simon Ritter, Sun Microsystems
The typesetting and print quality is excellent. The code is easier to read due to the use of colour, with literals in blue, comments in green, highlighting in yellow. It is a heavy book, at 1500 pages. The CD contains Sun’s JDK, MySQL, NetBeans, and Eclipse.