There are several supplements to this book, including the seminar-on-CD packaged in the back and other items, seminars, and services available through the MindView web site.
This appendix describes these supplements so that you can decide if they will be helpful to you.
Foundations for Java seminar-on-CD
The CD that is bound in the back of this book is intended to provide foundation material to prepare you to learn Java from this book or from the Thinking in Java seminar. The bulk of the 400+ Megabytes of the CD is a full multimedia course called Foundations for Java. This includes the Thinking in C seminar, which gives you an introduction to the C syntax, operators and functions that Java syntax is based upon. In addition, it includes the first seven lectures from the 2nd edition of the Hands-On Java seminar-on-CD that I created and present. Although historically the entire Hands-On Java CD is only available for sale separately (this is also the case with the 3rd edition of the Hands-On Java CD), I decided to include the first seven lectures from the 2nd edition because the concepts in these lectures have not changed substantially due to the 3rd edition of the book, so it will not only provide you (along with Thinking in C) with a foundation for this book and the Thinking in Java seminar, but in addition I hope it will give you a taste for the quality and value of the Hands-On Java CD, 3rd edition.
The CD is described in more detail in this book’s Introduction.