Sams Teach Yourself Object Oriented Programming in 21 Days differs from other OOP books in two main ways. Many classic OOP books are designed for software engineers and teach at an academic level. Sams Teach Yourself Object Oriented Programming in 21 Days presents accessible, user-friendly lessons designed with the beginning programmer in mind. Other OOP books work to present both OOP and to teach a programming language (for example: Object-Oriented Programming in C++). Although Sams Teach Yourself Object Oriented Programming in 21 Days uses Java to present the examples, the book is designed to present concepts that apply to any OOP environment.
About the Author
Tony Sintes has worked with Object-Oriented Technologies since 1995. In that time, Tony has been part of many object-oriented development efforts. Currently, he works for BroadVision where his main responsibility as team mentor, building the skills of less-experienced developers. He brings his years of experience and ability to teach to different projects in order to guarantee their success.
Tony Sintes has written for JavaWorld, Dr. Dobb's Journal, LinuxWorld, JavaOne Today, and Silicon Prairie, where he produced a highly-regarded monthly column on Object-Oriented Programming. Tony currently writes JavaWorld's monthly Q&A column.