I am going to begin learning Java but I want to get a book (2-3 books... one being easy, intermediate, and advanced). I don't mind buying the books (the price doesn't matter either). What are some books that are most perfered by you guys?
I currently i am learning it by using online resources (such as forums, youtube, lynda.com, etc.). I know people ask this question all the time (how do i do this or how do i learn this and etc.) but even though they are asked their references aren't always the best.
But anyways, I saw a few books at Barnes and Nobles and amazon and i thought they were simple (Head First series, For dummies, etc.). Despite those series, is there anything better?