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GeneralCay Hortsmann's book on java is beyond horrible(!) Pin
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I'm trying to follow the chapter on Swing in this book already for second hour and I can't even draw and simple image yet... The code is missing. He writes a method than never used it, shows a snippet of a code and doesn't expalin where to put that snippet. Than he jumps to another topic without showing how to implement what he showed earlier. Than he writes a whole code and puts methods in there which never are used in main method or anywhere in the book and aren't even continuation of what he was showing before. Some code doesn't work eithe and needs to be, ironically fixed by a noob himself so that it actually work. How could his book on Java Fundamentals get so good reviews? Like chapters up to inheritannce are okay, but after this the book is just beyond horrible.

And it's not me being stupid because I learned a lot more from udemy, Youtube and David.J.Barnes' book "Objects First with java" in 15 minutes than by reading this book for many hours. I'm sitting like a detective and try to get what this guy means and solve the mysterium of how to create and image and I'm done! I'll just look it up on Youtube and throw this book in to the recycling bin. What's wrong with java book writers? Are something wrong with their brains? Why are they so bad at teaching and communicating? Why c++ developer can write books but java developer can't? Have someone a theory on that? I just would like to sit with one book and have a structered studying, chapter by chapter like when I read Deitel's books but it's impossible witth those java books. They are really putting me off from learning java Mad | :mad:

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