Free Java Books

Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours
Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours is a step-by-step tutorial that teaches someone with no previous programming experience how to create simple Java programs and applets.

  • ISBN-13: 978-0672320361
  • ISBN-10: 0672320363
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; Subsequent edition (November 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches

About the Author:

Rogers Cadenhead is a writer, computer programmer, and Web developer. He is the author or co-author of several Internet-related books, including Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft FrontPage 2000 in 24 Hours. He also writes a question-and-answer trivia column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Knight-Ridder News Service, and New York Times Syndicate.

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Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition
A great Java book by Bruce Eckel. It covers topics like Introduction to Objects, Controlling Program Flow, Reusing Classes, Error Handling with Exceptions and Java Programming Guidelines.

About the Author:

Bruce Eckel is president of MindView, Inc. (, which provides public and private training seminars, consulting, mentoring, and design reviews in object-oriented technology and design patterns. He is the author of several books, has written more than fifty articles, and has given lectures and seminars throughout the world for more than twenty years. Bruce has served as a voting member of the C++ Standards Committee. He holds a B.S. in applied physics and an M.S. in computer engineering.

ISBN-13: 978-0131872486

ISBN-10: 0131872486

  • Paperback: 1150 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 2 x 9.1 inches
  • Table of contents:
1: Introduction to Objects
2: Everything is an Object
3: Controlling Program Flow
4: Initialization & Cleanup
5: Hiding the Implementation
6: Reusing Classes
7: Polymorphism
8: Interfaces & Inner Classes
9: Error Handling with Exceptions
10: Detecting Types
11: Collections of Objects
12: The Java I/O System
13: Concurrency
14: Creating Windows & Applets
15: Discovering Problems
16: Analysis and Design
A: Passing & Returning Objects
B: Java Programming Guidelines
C: Supplements
D: Resources

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Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in Java
Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in Java is a free web book by Bruno R. Preiss. It covers topics like Foundational Data Structures, Data Types and Abstraction, Stacks, Queues, and Deques and Ordered Lists and Sorted Lists.

ISBN-13: 978-0471346135

ISBN-10: 0471346136

About the Author:

Bruno R. Preiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Parallel and Distributed Systems Group, the Computer Communications Networks Group, and the VLSI Research Group. After earning a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science, Professor Preiss received an M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (August 2, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches

Book index:

Algorithm Analysis
Asymptotic Notation
Foundational Data Structures
Data Types and Abstraction
Stacks, Queues, and Deques
Ordered Lists and Sorted Lists
Hashing, Hash Tables, and Scatter Tables
Search Trees
Heaps and Priority Queues
Sets, Multisets, and Partitions
Garbage Collection and the Other Kind of Heap
Algorithmic Patterns and Problem Solvers
Sorting Algorithms and Sorters
Graphs and Graph Algorithms
Java and Object-Oriented Programming
Class Hierarchy Diagrams
Character Codes

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Introduction to Programming Using Java
Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck , the fifth edition of the free, on-line textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction.

About Author:

by David J. Eck is done Ph.D. in Mathematics, Brandeis University, 1980.

Contact details:

Office: Lansing 313

Phone: (315)781-3398

Fax: (315)781-3860


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Full Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview: The Mental Landscape
Chapter 2: Programming in the Small I: Names and Things
Chapter 3: Programming in the Small II: Control
Chapter 4: Programming in the Large I: Subroutines
Chapter 5: Programming in the Large II: Objects and Classes
Chapter 6: Introduction to GUI Programming
Chapter 7: Arrays and ArrayLists
Chapter 8: Correctness, Robustness, Efficiency
Chapter 9: Linked Data Structures and Recursion
Chapter 10: Generic Programming and Collection Classes
Chapter 11: Advanced Input/Output: Streams, Files, and Networking
Chapter 12: Threads and Multiprocessing
Chapter 13: Advanced GUI Programming
Source Code for All Examples in this Book
News and Errata
The Java Tutorial Third Edition
The Java Tutorial Third Edition is a complete beginners guide on Java Language. It covers topics like Learning the Java Language, Writing Applets, Essential Java Classes, Creating a User Interface and Custom Networking.

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 3 edition (January 7, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201703939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201703931
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches

About Book:

New programmers can benefit most by reading the book from beginning to end, including the step by step instructions for compiling and running your first program in Getting Started (page 1). Programmers experienced with procedural languages such as C may wish start with the material on object-oriented concepts and features of the Java programming language. Experienced object programmers may want to jump feet first into more advanced trails, such as those on applets, essential classes, or user interfaces.

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The JFC Swing Tutorial Second Edition
The JFC Swing Tutorial Second Edition is a tutorial on creating a GUI with JFC/Swing. It covers topics Getting Started with Swing, Learning Swing by Example, Using Swing Components, Laying Out Components Within a Container and Writing Event Listeners.

Number of papers:1273

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The Java Tutorial Continued
The Java Tutorial Continued is an online book which covers topics like IDL, Internationalization, 2D Graphics, Security in 1.2, Sound, JDBC Database Access, RMI and Reflection.

Author: Mary Campione

Publication date 1999

Topics Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Java (Computer program language), Internet programming.

Publisher Addison-Wesle

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The Java Language Specification Third Edition
The book provides complete, accurate, and detailed coverage of the Java programming language. It provides full coverage of all new features added in since the previous edition including generics, annotations, asserts, autoboxing, enums, for each loops, variable arity methods and static import clauses.

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The Design Patterns Java Companion
This Java design patterns book by James W. Cooper includes topics like Creational Patterns, The Java Foundation Classes, Structural Patterns and Behavioral Patterns.

About Author:

James W. Cooper was a chemistry professor at Tufts University, and spent 25 years in IBM’s Research Division, and 3 years as a Vice President of Bruker Instruments. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Ohio State University and an A.B. from Oberlin College.

Publication date: 13 Feb 2000

ISBN-10: 0201485397

ISBN-13: 9780201485394

Paperback: 352 pages

Views: 28,538

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Securing Java
Online version of Securing Java includes topics like Mobile Code and Security: Why Java Security is Important, Malicious Applets: Avoiding the Common Nuisances, Java Security Guidelines: Developing and Using Java More Securely and The Future of Java Security: Challenges Facing Mobile Code.

  • Title Securing Java: Getting Down to Business with Mobile Code
  • Author(s) Gary McGraw, Edward W. Felten
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (January 25, 1999)
  • Paperback 324 pages
  • eBook HTML and PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047131952X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471319528

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Processing XML with Java
Processing XML with Java by Elliotte Rusty Harold is available online. It has chapters covering Writing XML with Java, SAX, DOM, JDOM, JAXP, TrAX, XPath, XSLT, SOAP, and lots of other information in 1000 pages.

1000 Java Tips
Now you can get 1000 Java Tips book for free. It has tips covering various Java topics.

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Java Platform Performance: Strategies and Tactics
Java Platform Performance is a comprehensive field manual full of battle-tested strategies and tactics for developing high-performance applications and applets with Java technology.

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How to Think Like a Computer Scientist Java Version
Free online book by Green Tea Press. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist Java Version is a good book to learn about programming.

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Essentials of the Java Programming Language
This online book covers lessons like Compiling and Running a Simple Program, Building Applications, Building Applets, Building a User Interface, Writing Servlets and File Access and Permissions.

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Advanced Programming for the Java 2 Platform
This online book covers advanced topics like Matching Project Requirements with Technology, Data and Transaction Management, Distributed Computing, Java Native Interface (JNI) Technology and Performance Techniques.
A Java GUI Programmer’s Primer
This online book has chapters An introduction to Java and STD design, A whistle stop tour of the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT), Extending pre-supplied AWT Components, Drawing and Image processing with Java, Application level pull down menus and Text based user interfaces.
Bleeding at the Keyboard : A Guide to Modern Programming with Java
Bleeding at the Keyboard : A Guide to Modern Programming with Java includes Learning About Objects, Learning About Types and Designing Programs.
Getting Started with the JDBC API
This is an online guide on Java JDBC topics like Connection, DriverManager, Statement, ResultSet, PreparedStatement, CallableStatement, Mapping SQL and Java Types and JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver.
Concurrent Programming Using Java
This online book covers lessons like Sequential Example Programs, Threads, Semaphores, Monitors, Message Passing, Remote Method Invocation and Parallel Processing.


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