What is Java?
Java is a popular programming language, created in 1995.
It is owned by Oracle, and more than 3 billion devices run Java.
It is used for:
- Mobile applications (specially Android apps)
- Desktop applications
- Web applications
- Web servers and application servers
- Database connection
- And much, much more!
Why Use Java?
- Java works on different platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc.)
- It is one of the most popular programming languages in the world
- It is easy to learn and simple to use
- It is open-source and free
- It is secure, fast, and powerful
- It has huge community support (tens of millions of developers)
- Java is an object-oriented language that gives a clear structure to programs and allows code to be reused, lowering development costs
- As Java is close to C++ and C#, it makes it easy for programmers to switch to Java or vice versa
Here, is the 10 Best Java Programming Books for Beginner
1) Head First Java: A Brain-Friendly Guide
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Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn’t always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you’re forced to study.
The fact is your brain craves novelty. It’s constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that’s the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won’t interfere with your brain’s real work–recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It’s like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you’re out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge.
2) Clean Code – A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
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Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code–of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.
3) Java The Complete Reference – Eleventh Edition
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The definitive guide to Java programming—thoroughly revised for long-term support release Java SE 11. Fully updated for the current version of Java, Java SE 11, This practical guide from Oracle press shows, step by step, how to design, write, troubleshoot, run, and maintain high-performance Java programs. Inside, bestselling author Herbert schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, Keywords, and libraries. The book lays out cutting-edge programming techniques and best practices. Java: the complete reference, eleventh edition features clear explanations, detailed code samples, and real-world examples that demonstrate how Java can be put to work in the real world. Javabeans, servlets, applets, swing, Lambda expressions, multithreading, and the default interface method are thoroughly discussed. Readers will get full details on all of the new features and functions available in Java SE 11. Highlights: 1. Designed for novice, intermediate, and professional programmers alike 2. Source code for all examples and projects are available for download 3. Written in the clear, uncompromising style herb Schildt is famous for.
4) Java Concurrency in Practice
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Threads are a fundamental part of the Java platform. As multicore processors become the norm, using concurrency effectively becomes essential for building high-performance applications. Java SE 5 and 6 are a huge step forward for the development of concurrent applications, with improvements to the Java Virtual Machine to support high-performance, highly scalable concurrent classes and a rich set of new concurrency building blocks. In Java Concurrency in Practice, the creators of these new facilities explain not only how they work and how to use them, but also the motivation and design patterns behind them.
However, developing, testing, and debugging multithreaded programs can still be very difficult; it is all too easy to create concurrent programs that appear to work, but fail when it matters most: in production, under heavy load. Java Concurrency in Practice arms readers with both the theoretical underpinnings and concrete techniques for building reliable, scalable, maintainable concurrent applications. Rather than simply offering an inventory of concurrency APIs and mechanisms, it provides design rules, patterns, and mental models that make it easier to build concurrent programs that are both correct and performant.
5) Effective Java
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Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of Effective Java was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt award-winning classic has now been thoroughly updated to take full advantage of the latest language and library features. The support in modern Java for multiple paradigms increases the need for specific best-practices advice, and this book delivers.
As in previous editions, each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several “items,” each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.
The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams.
6) Java: A Beginner’s Guide
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A practical introduction to Java programming revised for long-term support release Java SE 11. Thoroughly updated for Java platform standard edition 11, This hands-on resource shows, step by step, how to get started programming in Java from the very first Chapter written by Java Guru Herbert schildt, the book starts with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. From there, readers will learn essential Java Keywords, syntax, and commands. Java: a beginner’s guide, eighth edition covers the basics and touches on advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, Lambda expressions, and swing. Enumeration, modules, and interface methods are also clearly explained. This Oracle press guide delivers the appropriate mix of theory and practical coding necessary to get readers up and running developing Java applications in no time. Highlights: clearly explains all of the new Java SE 11 features features self-tests, exercises, and downloadable code samples written by bestselling author and leading Java authority Herbert schildt.
7) Java Deep Learning Projects
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Java is one of the most widely used programming languages. With the rise of deep learning, it has become a popular choice of tool among data scientists and machine learning experts.
Java Deep Learning Projects starts with an overview of deep learning concepts and then delves into advanced projects. You will see how to build several projects using different deep neural network architectures such as multilayer perceptrons, Deep Belief Networks, CNN, LSTM, and Factorization Machines.
You will get acquainted with popular deep and machine learning libraries for Java such as Deeplearning, Spark ML, and RankSys and you’ll be able to use their features to build and deploy projects on distributed computing environments.
8) Core Java Volume I–Fundamentals: 1
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For serious programmers, Core Java, Volume I―Fundamentals, Eleventh Edition, is the definitive guide to writing robust, maintainable code. Whether you’re using Java SE 9, 10, or 11, it will help you achieve a deep and practical understanding of the language and API, and its hundreds of realistic examples reveal the most powerful and effective ways to get the job done.
Cay Horstmann’s updated examples reflect Java’s long-awaited modularization, showing how to write code that’s easier to manage and evolve. You’ll learn how to use JShell’s new Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL) for more rapid and exploratory development, and apply key improvements to the Process API, contended locking, logging, and compilation.
9) Introduction to Java Programming
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Daniel Liang teaches concepts of problem-solving and object-oriented programming using a fundamentals-first approach. Beginning programmers learn critical problem-solving techniques then move on to grasp the key concepts of object-oriented, GUI programming, advanced GUI and Web programming using Java.
This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.
Fundamentals-First: The book is fundamentals-first, which introduces basic programming concepts and techniques before objects and classes. The fundamental concepts and techniques of loops, methods and arrays are the foundation for programming. Building the foundation prepares students to learn object-oriented programming and advanced Java programming.
10) Java: The Complete Reference
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- Fully updated for Java SE 8: covers new features, includes modules and lambda expressions
- AWT related material condensed, Focus shifted to Swing
- 3 new chapters on JavaFX
- Dynamic code examples show key features in action, Information on Java’s core libraries and key programming techniques
- Source codes for all examples and projects in the book available for free download
These are the 10 Best Java Programming Books for Beginner. If you know any other Programming books then comment below and share with everyone.
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