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irahul · 2012-03-26 · Original thread
When I was in college, I used to program a lot in Java and read a lot of books on Java. I found most of the text lacking and boring. The only book which didn't seem to insult reader's intelligence was Core Java vol 1

http://www.amazon.com/Core-Volume-I-Fundamentals-Edition-Ser...

Read the first 6 chapters very carefully and you will have rock solid foundation. Then skim through event handling, exceptions, streams and generic programming.

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