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Thinking in Java 4e
by Bruce Eckel
February 6, 2006
I've put up the page for Thinking in Java, fourth edition. On it you can find a sample including the first 7 chapters, the source code and installation instructions, and links to sites which are taking orders for the book.


The book will be available in stores mid-February, but you can preorder it now.

Here's the link to the information page.

This has taken me over 1.5 years to complete, more time than the original took to write. The coverage of Java SE5 consumed a significant amount of that time, but I also think this is significantly better than any work that I've done in the past.

You can find more discussion about the development of the book in the preface and introduction of the sample download.

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Bruce Eckel ( provides development assistance in Python with user interfaces in Flex. He is the author of Thinking in Java (Prentice-Hall, 1998, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition, 2003, 4th Edition, 2005), the Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site), Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003), C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1993), among others. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, published over 150 articles in numerous magazines, was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and speaks regularly at conferences.

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