Best Java Programming Reference Books
Java is an object-oriented programming language designed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems in 1991.
1. Elements of Programming Interviews in Java: The Insiders' Guide
Author: by Adnan Aziz
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (October 6, 2015)
This is a larger-format version of Elements of Programming Interviews in Java. Specifically, the font size is larger, and the page size is 7″x10″ (the regular format uses 6″x9″). The content is identical. This is the Java version of our book.
See our website for links to the C++ version.Have you ever… Wanted to work at an exciting futuristic company? Struggled with an interview problem thatcould have been solved in 15 minutes? Wished you could study real-world computing problems? If so, you need to read Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI).
EPI is your comprehensive guide to interviewing for software development roles. The core of EPI is a collection of over 250 problems with detailed solutions. The problems are representative of interview questions asked at leading software companies. The problems are illustrated with 200 figures, 300 tested programs, and 150 additional variants.
The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as strategies for a great interview, common mistakes, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI.
2. Java: The Complete Reference, Eleventh Edition
Author: by Herbert Schildt
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education; 11th edition (December 12, 2018)
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Definitive Java Programming GuideFully updated for Java SE 11, Java: The Complete Reference, Eleventh Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs.
Best-selling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You’ll also find information on key portions of the Java API library, such as I/O, the Collections Framework, the stream library, and the concurrency utilities.
Swing, JavaBeans, and servlets are examined and numerous examples demonstrate Java in action. Of course, the very important module system is discussed in detail. This Oracle Press resource also offers an introduction to JShell, Java’s interactive programming tool. Best of all, the book is written in the clear, crisp, uncompromising style that has made Schildt the choice of millions worldwide.
3. Java: Learn Java in One Day and Learn It Well. Java for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project)
Author: by LCF Publishing
Published at: Independently published (October 10, 2016)
(2018 Edition, Updated for Netbeans 9. 0) Learn Java Programming Fast with a unique Hands-On Project. Book 4 of the Learn Coding Fast Series.Covers Java 8. Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it’ll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Java language fast?
This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money trying to learn Java from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated Java tutorials that just leave you more confused and frustrated.
What this book offers… Java for Beginners Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the Java language even if you have never coded before. Carefully Chosen Java Examples Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts.
In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples. Careful selection of topics (Covers Java 8) Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to Java, while not overwhelming you with information overload.
4. Java in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
Author: by Benjamin J. Evans
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 7th edition (January 1, 2019)
This updated edition of Java in a Nutshell not only helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, it’s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities.
The book’s first section provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform. The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.
5. Murach's Java Servlets and JSP, 3rd Edition (Murach: Training & Reference)
Author: by Joel Murach
Published at: Mike Murach & Associates; 3rd edition (June 9, 2014)
This new edition of Murach’s Java Servlets and JSP makes it easier than ever for Java developers to master web programming. It shows how to install and use the Tomcat server and the NetBeans IDE. It shows how to use JSPs and servlets to build secure and well-structured web applications that implement the MVC pattern.
It shows how to use sessions, cookies, JavaBeans, EL, JSTL, and custom tags. It shows how to use JDBC or JPA to work with a MySQL database. It shows how to work with JavaMail, SSL connections, authentication, encryption, filters, and listeners.
It even includes an introduction to JSF to expand your perspective on Java web programming. These are the skills that you need to build professional Java web applications using servlets and JSP. A great read for any Java developer.
6. Regular Expression Pocket Reference: Regular Expressions for Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, C, Java and .NET (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
Author: by Tony Stubblebine
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (August 7, 2007)
This handy little book offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as a quick reference, Regular Expression Pocket Reference covers the regular expression APIs for Perl 5.
Regular Expression Pocket Reference offers an introduction to regular expressions, pattern matching, metacharacters, modes and constructs, and then provides separate sections for each of the language APIs, with complete regex listings including:Supported metacharacters for each language APIRegular expression classes and interfaces for Ruby, Java, .
7. Java Pocket Guide: Instant Help for Java Programmers
Author: by Robert Liguori
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 4th edition (October 3, 2017)
Any time you need quick answers for developing or debugging Java programs, this pocket guide is the ideal reference to standard features of the Java programming language and its platform. You’ll find helpful programming examples, tables, figures, and lists fastincluding Java 9 features such as modular source code and the new JShell interactive command-line REPL.
It’s a handy companion, whether you’re in the office, in the lab, or on the road. This book also provides material to help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer exam. Quickly find Java language details, such as naming conventions, types, statements and blocks, and object-oriented programmingGet details on the Java SE platform, including development basics, memory management, concurrency, and genericsUse new features in Java 9, including modular source code and JShellBrowse through information on basic input/output, NIO 2.
0, the Java collections framework, and the Java Scripting APIGet supplemental references to fluent APIs, third-party tools, and basics of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
8. How To Be A Web Developer In 90 Days: Web Development Skills
Author: by Gabriel Wilson
Published at: Independently published (November 18, 2020)
Be a Web Developer In 90 Days! Go from Beginner to Expert. Easy Web development skills Book for Beginners Step by Step guide – how to become a web developer Become a web developer in 90 days Java developer guide Learn css web design Are you working at your dream job?
What would you do if I told you I have my dream job? After working almost 20 years in corporate America, I figured out what career makes me happy. It’s true, some people actually love their jobs! I can proudly say I am one of them.
I am a Web Developer. I’ve been professionally coding websites from scratch for the last seven years. I freaking love coding ! I recall when I would randomly ask people if they love their jobs. I was always puzzled when people said that they genuinely loved what they did for a living.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a plush sales career making six figures, a company car, corporate credit card and flexible hours but I was still unhappy.I dreaded Mondays. It was during the Covid-19 Pandemic that it hit me.
9. LPI Linux Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide
Author: by Robb Tracy
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (April 30, 2013)
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Complete coverage of the newest exam release from the Linux Professional Institute, and the first step toward LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+Linux Essentials All-in-One Exam Guide covers this “first-of-its-kind” program intended for the academic sector, aspiring IT professionals, and anyone new to the world of Linux and open source technology.
This comprehensive, classroom-based reference offers 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the Linux Essentials exam. The book includes expert discussion sidebars to convey in-depth information. Tip, Caution, and Note icons highlight key topics; end-of-chapter quizzes test retention and exam readiness; and Exam Tips guide you through tough technical topics that may be tricky come exam day.
The All-in-One also includes hands-on examples and exercises that reinforce practical learning for real-world applicability. Electronic content includes a practice exam (Windows based) and an Adobe Digital Editions e-book (available for download)
10. Learn Java in One Day and Learn It Well (Learn Coding Fast) (Volume 4)
Author: by Jamie Chan
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (October 7, 2016)
Essential Java Programming Skills-Made Easy! Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program.
He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java’s more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described.
An introduction to JavaFX, Java’s newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial. Designed for Easy Learning:Key Skills & Concepts – Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapterAsk the Expert – Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tipsTry This – Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skillsSelf Tests – End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skillsAnnotated Syntax – Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustratedThe book’s code examples are available FREE for download.
12. Java: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition
Author: by Herbert Schildt
McGraw-Hill Education; 7th edition (October 9, 2017)
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Up-to-Date, Essential Java Programming SkillsMade Easy! Supplement for key JDK 10 new features available from book’s Downloads & Resources page at OraclePressBooks.Com.
Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 9 (Java SE 9), Java: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program.
He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. The book also covers some of Java’s more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, lambda expressions, Swing, and JavaFX. This practical Oracle Press guide features details on Java SE 9’s innovative new module system, and, as an added bonus, it includes an introduction to JShell, Java’s new interactive programming tool.
13. Java: The Complete Reference, Ninth Edition
Author: by Herbert Schildt
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education; 9th edition (April 1, 2014)
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Definitive Java Programming GuideFully updated for Java SE 8, Java: The Complete Reference, Ninth Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs.
Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Javalanguage, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles, as well as significant portions of the Java API library. JavaBeans, servlets, applets, and Swing are examined and real-world examples demonstrate Java in action.
New Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions, the stream library, and the default interface method are discussed in detail. This Oracle Press resource also offers a solid introduction to JavaFX. Coverage includes:Data types, variables, arrays, and operatorsControl statementsClasses, objects, and methodsMethod overloading and overridingInheritanceInterfaces and packagesException handlingMultithreaded programmingEnumerations, autoboxing, and annotationsThe I/O classesGenericsLambda expressionsString handlingThe Collections FrameworkNetworkingEvent handlingAWT and SwingThe Concurrent APIThe Stream APIRegular expressionsJavaFXJavaBeansApplets and servletsMuch, much more
14. Java For Dummies Quick Reference
Author: by Doug Lowe
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (June 5, 2012)
A reference that answers your questions as you move through your coding The demand for Android programming and web apps continues to grow at an unprecedented pace and Java is the preferred language for both. Java For Dummies Quick Reference keeps you moving through your coding while you solve a problem, look up a command or syntax, or search for a programming tip.
Whether you’re a Java newbie or a seasoned user, this fast reference offers you quick access to solutions without requiring that you wade through pages of tutorial material. Leverages the true reference format that is organized with quick answers and solutions so you can read less and do more Offers new elements such as a syntax guide, command guide, special generics and annotation section, and programming tips Boasts a new, compact trim size that easily goes where you go for convenient referencing Java For Dummies Quick Reference helps you move quickly and efficiently through Java without missing a beat!