Hey all (Read bolded questions at bottom if you dont want to read the story)
For about a half year ago, or more, I started a thread here asking for which book to choose for the project* I'm about to work on - a introduction into java gaming (learning how to create basic games in java)
*A subject in school called "project", we choose something to work about, for a little over a half year, and then write reports etc.
Anyway, back then when starting I wanted some help, because I was completely new into this (well, almost), as of which book to choose. So I did a lot of research about the books, reviews and then compared them to the age of the book.
The found books were (Ordered by how much I wanted them)Killer Game Programming in Java - Andrew Davison
Introduction to Java Programming with Games - Ladd, B C
Pro Java 6 3D Game Development - Andrew Davison
Developing Games in Java - David Brackeen
Black Art of Java Game Programming - Joel Fan
Practical Java Game Programming - Dustin Clingman
Advanced Java Game Programming - David Wallace Croft
Beginning Java Game Programming Second Edition - Jonathan S.
I didn't expect my local libary beeing able to help me, but they were, and they got me two books, Developing Games in Java
and Introduction to Java Programming with Games
I tried on the Introduction to Java Programming-book first, because it was the newest one. But, after some looking in the book, I gave it up, it used a already coded libary, FANG.
But instead of going on to the book, i followed thenewboston's Java tutorials, Java intermediate tutorials and gaming tutorials on youtube (Recommended!)
That's about 150 videos (4-10 min long), it took a while as I was experimenting with the codes to learn what I've just seen.
What I didn't expect was that he hadn't finished the game tutorials, and stopped right in the middle, without any plan to continue.
So now I'm stuck.
I started reading Developing games in Java
, but after reading the first chapter twice, I think I would prefer a book that insted of giving a code with comments, would explain why this and that.
So, I'm asking here again:
Do anyone here have any experince of the books listed above, and what pros and cons would you like to mention?
I'm looking especially into the two books by Andrew Davidson, as both have got good reviews. Any comments on those books?
Thanks and thanks for reading my story (if you did, no offence if you didn't, not sure that I would