I stopped by GameStop on the way home from the train station today. There was a young fellow, maybe fourteen or fifteen years old, talking to the guys behind the desk. He says to them, "What can you tell me about Tecmo Bowl?" One of the register biscuits replies, "Oh, that's an old game. Really old." And the little kid replies, "Oh, like PlayStation 1?"
I think to myself, "Oh my god, this kid thinks that the PlayStation is old
. I'm an old man
Then the register biscuit replies, "No, even older than that, it was a Sega Genesis game."
Then I thought to myself, "Wait, no. Tecmo Bowl was on the NES!"
"Jesus, so I'm old, and
I'm a dork."Java
Can someone recommend a good book on Java? I have a summer internship starting in a few weeks (with Alex Galloway!
) that will require me to present myself as being more fluent in Java than I actually am.
I've done a bunch of Processing
over the last two semesters, and hacked together some stuff with Java and OpenGL
. I'm familiar with Java basics (like having to put f
after all my floating point literals, for the love of holy), but I don't think I could put together a clean project written in idiomatic Java on my own.
So I need a book. I need a tome that will, with a knowing wink, guide this stripling into Java's fragrant bosom. Others have suggested Head First Java
, which looks good but seems like it might spend too much time on stuff I already know. Any ideas?A Poll