Top Java Programming Books

If you are a programmer who starts learning Java programming language consider reading the following books on Java programming. These are some of the best books to learn Java on your own ever published because all of them are written by programmers who are authority in field. In addition, these books cover the subject with great attention to details and explanations are really understandable. These set of books will be especially useful for the beginners in Java programming. Still even those who specialize in the field for several years are sure to learn a lot of new things in these books as well. If you are a Java beginner, "Head First Java" is the best book to start with, but for experienced Java developer, "Effective Java" is the good book to enhance your knowledge.

"Head First Java" by Kathy Sierra

This is definitely the best Java book for everyone who is learning both programming and Java from scratch. It will also be useful for intermediate level as well. "Head First Java" focuses on essential Java programming knowledge about class, object, Thread, Collection, language feature like Generics, Enum, variable arguments or auto-boxing etc. Plus the book also contains the advanced section on Swing, networking and Java IO.

"Head First Design Patterns" by Kathy Sierra

The book covers various design patterns in Java and their application, as well as methods of solving common problems. The book also features a number of bullet points, exercises and memory maps designed to help the reader understand design patterns much better. If you need to learn core Java design patterns and object oriented design principle, this is the first book to start with.

"Effective Java" by Joshua Bloch

"Effective Java" deals with collection framework and Java concurrency package and it targets experienced programmers who want to develop better skills by following best Java practices that range from static factories, serialization, equals and hashcode to generics, enum and varargs and reflection. This book is rather easy to read as it is broken into small parts and each part is complete in itself. So you can easily read this book while traveling or whenever you have some free time.

"Java Concurrency in Practice" by Joshua Bloch and Doug Lea

This is another must-have classic from Joshua Bloch, Doug Lea, and team, one of the best Java books in concurrency and multi-threading. It covers the subject in detail and focuses on concurrency issues and problems like deadlock, starvation, thread-safety, race conditions as well as the ways to solve them with the help of Java concurrency classes. This book looks into classes like CountDownLatch, CyclicBarrier, BlockingQueue or Semaphore and contained explanations of what is wrong and why and offers solutions how to make it right.

"Java Generics and Collections" by Naftalin and Philip Wadler

This one touches upon such core areas of Java programming language as Java collections and generics. The book analyses each of Collection interface, including Set, List, Map, Queue and their implementation and compares their characteristics and usage in various situations. There is a comparison chart at the end of each chapter.

"Java Performance" from Binu John

The book targets senior Java developers who need to extend their knowledge about JVM internals, Garbage collection, JVM tuning, profiling, etc. "Java Performance" covers everything concerning performance monitoring, profiling application, and tools. This is a must read advanced Java book for intermediate programmers with some experience in Java.

"Java Puzzlers" by Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter

This book focuses on corner cases and pitfalls in Java programming language. This Java book provides detailed explanations and features many puzzles. To get the most of this book, try to solve the puzzles by yourself and then check explanations to verify the answers.

"Head First Object Oriented Analysis and Design"

This book zeroes in object oriented design principles and educated programmers about some of the most effective practices. Valuable information obtained from this book can be applied to many object-oriented programming languages and is sure to enhance your knowledge of code and design principles.

"Thinking in Java" by Bruce Eckel

One of the biggest advantages of this book which is considered one of the best in Java programming is great examples that make it a perfect reference book. Detailed and mature, this book also contains information about Java memory and deserves to be on the shelf of every professional programmer. This is definitely a must read for beginners.

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