Top 5 free Java ebooks

There are many free Java eBooks, but most are outdated or not accurate. Here’s the best 5 free Java eBooks in my collection, they are well-known, complete, updated and detailed coverage of using Java programming language. Best for Java beginners and might also good reference for experienced programmers.

P.S The order is based on my personal priority.

1. The Java Language Specification, Third Edition

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Download : http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/
Author : James Gosling, Bill Joy, Guy Steele, Gilad Bracha
Description : Written by the inventors of the Java Language Specification. This book provides complete and detailed coverage of the Java programming language.

2. Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition

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Download : http://www.mindviewinc.com/Books/downloads.html
Author : Bruce Eckel
Description : Great and recommended Java book, chapters and tutorials are posted, public review, correction.

Note
Thinking in Java, 3rd edition is still free, but you need to pay for the latest 4th edition.

3. The Java Tutorial 4th Edition

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Download : http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/
Author : Sharon Zakhour, Scott Hommel, Jacob Royal, Isaac Rabinovitch, Tom Risser, Mark Hoeber
Description : Accurate and up-to-date Java tutorials, and you can download the entire Java tutorials in bundle.

4. Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Second Edition

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Download : http://pdf.coreservlets.com/
Author : Marty Hall and Larry Brown
Description : Complete and detailed coverage of using Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP).

5. Introduction to Programming Using Java, Sixth Edition

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Download : http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/
Author : David J. Eck
Description : Good book for beginning programmers, and might also be useful for experienced programmers.

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gregor
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gregor

hi,

out of curiosity: what are your “top 5 non-free java books”?

i’m looking for books like joshua bloch’s “effective java” … any ideas? 😉

German
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German

Effective Java is a must, top 1 non-free Java book. Just get it…

Neeraj
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Neeraj

Fully agree..

Ellen
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Ellen

Agreed. The best 5 non-free Java books are 5 copies of Effective Java (second edition — don’t try to save money on the pre-generics first edition). His Java Puzzlers is also good.

I also like Head First Java (for beginners) and Head First Design Patterns (for more experienced Java programmers).

Sobia
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cyclo.ps/books/Prentice.Hall.Effective.Java.2nd.Edition.May.2008.pdf

Link to free e-book download of “Effective Java” by Joshua Bloch

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Ellen
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Ellen

What do you think of Blue Pelican Java?

nyein aung
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nyein aung

I would like a good java book at the advanced level.

nyein aung
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nyein aung

Java introduction book is very interesting,especially improve my programming skills quickly.Now i am attending IDCS UK Diploma.So,if there some relevant books about Introduction to VB.Net or the computerbooks, please sent me at my email.I would be most greatful to you.

Nyein Aung
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Nyein Aung

Java Indroduction Book improves my programming skill in a short time.Fantastic!

VIRAT
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VIRAT

THANKS A LOT SIR,
I AM A BEGINNER IN LEARNING JAVA. HOPE YOUR BOOKS WILL SURELY HELP ME LEARN A LOT.
THANKS ONCE AGAIN.

chotu
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chotu

nothing to be so grateful dude

anshul
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anshul

hey just go for “java the programming language” ultimate book my dear…..
This book is self written by the creator of java “James Gosling”.

ravi
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ravi

I am beginner in Java..Can you suggest me a good book please

Izelu Charlesborromeo
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Izelu Charlesborromeo

I Went to be your member

Mr. Obvious
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Mr. Obvious
sandeep
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sandeep

thanks buddy

Ashish
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Ashish

Good source for JAVA PROGRAMMER

software Testing Book
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software Testing Book

Thanks a lot for sharing such Nice book list

Punit Patel
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Punit Patel

What do you thin about HeadFirst Java

Mehedi Hasan
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Mehedi Hasan

Very nice and easy book.
Thanks for upload those books.

Nidhi
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Nidhi

Thank u so much… its very helpful….

vikas
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vikas

thanks nidhi

subhashini
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subhashini

thanks

vu van dung
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vu van dung

you want do download all above ebooks, follow this link http://ebookfree4all.blogspot.com/search/label/Java. It has a large number java ebook with MEDIAFIRE LINK

rohit kabdwal
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rohit kabdwal

sir, i want to buy a book on java programming, i want you to suggest me a good book.., and what you say about the “Java Complete Reference” many people suggest me this book but i want expert views. do rply plz..:)

ali
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ali

Sun Java

Nitin
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Nitin

Java Complete Reference is BAD. Start with KATHY Sierra.

Dnyaneshwar
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Dnyaneshwar

Thank you sir…

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Dnyaneshwar

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alice
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alice

thanks for these books sir . But best book i feel is james gosslin’s java programming language .

alice
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alice

thanks i am looking forward for your next post .

ajayi solomon
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ajayi solomon

I really love this!
thanks!

Shivam
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Shivam

really thanks sir. the book by David(introduction to programming using java) is a great help for the students like me of high schools. Arrays are well defined
thx…

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DaveM
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Your website performs a great service for anyone wanting to expand or maintain their capability in Java.

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HI
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alice
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