Hey, so I just had a general question. I used my dark matter to skip ahead a few pages to let me know how much was left in level 4 because I have been trying to work out some type of schedule I guess that coincides with time spent in the book and time actually doing course work. The biggest thing that I found was that the books don't overlap that well and I find myself being confused about which to put more weight on. The book is really helpful but I feel like just doing the exercises and reading through the sections on code gym are even more helpful in a way. So if there is anyone out there with a similar struggle that can comment on this I would greatly appreciate the advice.
Using the Head First Java book with the program.
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12 August 2020, 19:28
Thanks, agent Smith I will definitely go ahead and check those out!
10 August 2020, 21:34
I've read Java Head First and can say that it is quite useful if you are okay with their way of presenting things. But it is a little bit outdated, unfortunately. I like Java - A Beginners Guide (2019) - Herbert Schildt a lot more. It is up to date too, which is important. Remember, you don't need to read it from a to z, just pick the stuff you need at the moment as a supplement to your CodeGym exercises to better understand material. You can also find a very nice Java reference guide by the same author. It is almost 2000 pages. ;)
10 August 2020, 09:16
Hi Chris ! I've started to read Head First Java recently and I feel you pain regarding the steps. In the book I got to arrays and now I'm trying to go through more challenges on this platform, so I can get to arrays here as well.
10 August 2020, 17:49
Honestly, I wish they had their own brand textbook that I could buy that's comparable to Head First. I think what I might do is just look at the table of contents in the book and try and see where the platform and the book intersect the most.