Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition
by Bruce Eckel
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR 2002
Number of pages: 1119
The legendary author Bruce Eckel brings Java to life with this extraordinarily insightful, opinionated and downright funny introduction. Thinking in Java introduces all of the language's fundamentals, one step at a time, using to-the-point code examples. More than virtually any other book, Thinking in Java helps you understand not just what to do -- but why. Eckel introduces all the basics of objects as Java uses them; then walks carefully through the fundamental concepts underlying all Java programming -- including program flow, initialization and cleanup, hiding implementations, reusing classes and polymorphism.
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by Elliotte Rusty Harold - Cafe au Lait
This is a tutorial introduction to Java that just covers what you need to know to start programming command line applications in Java. This is an introduction to the basic syntax of the language. Part 3 covers the basics of writing applets in Java.
by Yakov Fain
Written for kids from 11 to 80 years old and for school computer teachers, parents who want to get their child into the world of computer programming and college students who are looking for a supplement to overcomplicated textbooks.
The book serves as a comprehensive guide, complete with a series of tutorials to help users better understand the many ways one can program in Java. It is meant to be both an introductory guide and a reference on Java and related technologies.
by Patrick Niemeyer, Daniel Leuck - O'Reilly Media
If you're new to Java, this bestselling guide provides an example-driven introduction to the latest language features and APIs in Java 6 and 7. Advanced developers will be able to take a deep dive into areas such as concurrency and JVM enhancements.