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Posted May 16, 2003
Great For just about anyone!
This book Is excellent for anyone who wants to program in Java. It was the only book that finally got me to understand Object Oriented Programming. It gives many different views, and every time I look through it, I see something new and helpful. I'm reading it to get a firm grasp about mulitplayer programming. The only bad thing I can say about it is that It doesn't cover some of the very basics like compiling and such. also, as it gets more and more advanced, the descriptions get a bit shakey and to far between. But overall, It is an awesome book and I would recomend it to anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 24, 2001
Good introduction to Java game programming
This book was generally very good. It suffers in that it is very old for a programming book and uses a lot of deprecated Java API. It also barely touches on some essential topics such as MediaTracker (for example, how do you implement a load bar for your game?) which is important for most games which will be played over the Internet. But it does have some very useful sections and will hand-hold you through building a 2D game. It also discusses how to build multi-player Java game applets, a topic I haven't seen discussed anywhere else. If you are new to game programming or game programming in Java, this book is an excellent source of information.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.