Learn Java with Joel Murach and NetBeans IDE

"For this book, we recommend using NetBeans because we think it’s more intuitive and easier to use than Eclipse, especially for beginners."

Now that's a great recommendation for NetBeans IDE, on page 12 of the recently released Murach's Java Programming. It has an informative customer testimonial on its page: "I love your Java book. It cuts right to the essential information, providing the perfect balance between too many details and too little information. I bought another well-known Java book, but I spent several hours trying to learn what I learned from your book in about 45 minutes."

The book is really driven via NetBeans IDE 7 ("Starting from chapter 1, you'll take advantage of the time-saving features that an IDE provides as you use NetBeans to create, compile, run, test, and debug Java applications") and uses Java 7, so you'll be using the latest version of Java, together with the tools created to support it. With 23 chapters, 802 pages, 340 illustrations... it seems like a very worthwhile book to buy. I know I'm going to get it and will report back on my findings soon!


I'm a sucker for programming books and would have purchased this one, but they unfortunately have no ebook solution for Linux. Although I'm sure the percentage of Java coders who, like me, don't have windows or a mac is fairly small, I'm a little disappointed.

Posted by guest on February 24, 2012 at 09:31 AM PST #

What does "no ebook solution for Linux" mean?

Posted by Geertjan on February 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM PST #

Here's what the earlier commenter meant by "no ebook solution for Linux". http://www.murach.com/books/javp/ebook.htm. Certainly a short sighted way to release e-books.

Posted by guest on February 26, 2012 at 06:41 PM PST #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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