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There are many free Java eBooks, but most are outdated or not accurate.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.

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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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downloadming
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downloadming

nice

Mp3 Songs
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Mp3 Songs

Nice I like Your post

songspk
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songspk

Nice I like Your Collection.

Pablo Farías
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Pablo Farías

Great list! We also created a free Java ebook for beginners which covers all the basics: http://androidkennel.org/free-ebook-java-programming/

Antanas Anuzis
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Antanas Anuzis

Mhm nice post if someone whants to learn java they can learn from free pdf: http://bit.ly/1yN1FtH
in this pdf are covering java 7 version :)

hashim pk
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hashim pk

Thanks sooooo much,
pls explain mySql like query ,this Query how to working in mongodb using java

Ashisha Nautiyal
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Ashisha Nautiyal

Here are also few more free java ebooks http://javacourseblog.blogspot.com/p/best-java-books.html

Avnish alok
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Avnish alok

listed some nice free books on java.
one can visit here to know more in java http://cshotopics.blogspot.in/search/label/java

Amit Kumar
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Amit Kumar

And you forgot “Effective Java” in the list?

Rahul
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Rahul

I think it requires to update as java version is also updated with new features

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i am looking for Java Threads, 3rd Edition (Covers J2se 5.0) by Kenneth L. Fisher,Philip but free download please help me to find it
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Rucky

I will take a time to get into these books,to check if can help me

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Aubrey

Greate post, thanks!

neel
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neel

plz suggest me how to learn core java effectivly

Rene Enriquez
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Rene Enriquez

The second option: 2. Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition

HabeebCycle
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HabeebCycle

The best book for beginners is Blue Pelican Java
To get it just type “BPJ pdf” in google.

vijaykumar
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vijaykumar

progroming in java

myvizhi selvan
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myvizhi selvan

Thaks dude….:)

Gay Aida Dumaguing
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Gay Aida Dumaguing

Great free ebooks listed here. But I did go for Trevor Page’s Java Tutorial ebook. His words are simple, less technical, easy to learn and the book is NOT FREE but totally affordable. I believe his website for this is javapdf.org …

jim stoll
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jim stoll

I have been engaged as a professional Java programmer since 1998. In that time, i had to turn the previous 20 years? experience, as an IBM mainframe assembler language programmer, into a distributed processing web software engineer, a completely different mindset.

Eckel’s book ?Thinking in Java? helped me do that more than ?Effective Java? by Joshua Bloch
or any of the ?Heads First? series of books.

Eckel can, in short order, take anyone with a detailed mindset and turn them into an extraordinary java developer.

free edition is here: http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/
pay edition is here: http://mindview.net/Books/TIJ4

Good luck !

jazzsongspk
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jazzsongspk

Great list!

jorge
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jorge

Very Usefull the example how to work with the date thanks, we , who are learning appreciate your help

Rene Enriquez
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Rene Enriquez
Karen Wehmeyer
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Karen Wehmeyer

You seem to realize where you’re coming from, and i entirely agree.

nanei
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nanei

thank

prince daniel
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prince daniel

nice really helpful,,
THANK YOU,,

samah
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samah

thank you so much … iv’e never studied java but im sure its similar to C++ so i’ll learn it by my self

ravi
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ravi

Hi Samah..Is there any specific book that you recommend?

samah
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samah

I don’t know yet Ravi , but if you have earlear expirience in programming language you can learn any other programming language verry easy
but i like book no 1

ravi
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ravi

Thanks for the reply :) .. I just know basics .. I started of with thinking in java..sometimes I feel its a bit complicated to understand..May be I will look into the first book to get a feel of that..Once again thanks for the reply.

waqas
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waqas

nice eBooks and have good sort of knowledge.you find all about Java at one place .

njraj
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njraj

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Best book ever for Java.

ravi
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ravi

What is the best book for beginners…is effective java a good book starting from scratch?

Nirav Joshi
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Nirav Joshi

For beginners, try Head First Java…. really awesome for beginners as well as to experience guys also…

aji
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aji

i think java for dummies.. :)

Muhammad
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Muhammad

Thank u side is very educative.

nandakumar
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nandakumar

Thank soooooooo much for your yeoman service to mankind.

Suraj
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Suraj

Great list. Here is another list of some good Java programming books, I guess these are not free but really interesting list.

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