Best books for advanced Java programming

Best books for advanced Java programming

Java is one of the most popular programming languages today. Now you have learnt the basic syntax and semantics of Java language and know how to write programs in Java. Now you want to learn advanced Java programming concepts to master the Java programming language. There are lot of books for beginners and most of the online tutorials covers only the basic concepts. Hence to learn advanced concepts in Java you need books that are aimed at advanced Java developers. In this post am sharing Best books for advanced Java programming.

Effective Java (2nd Edition) by Joshua Bloch

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of the Java programming language so that you can write code that is clearer, more correct, more robust, and more reusable? Look no further. Effective Java is a must have book for every java programmer. Each chapter in the book consists of several “items” presented in the form of a short, standalone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and outstanding code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.

This book is recommended for people who have done with their fundamentals of Java and have some experience in Java coding. The book contains 78 best practices that you should follow when writing Java programs. Simply put, the books presents the most practical, authoritative guidelines available for writing efficient, well-designed programs.

Best books for learning Java - Effective Java

Core Java Volume II: Advanced Features by Cay S. Horstmann

Fully updated to reflect Java SE 7 language changes, Core Java, Volume II—Advanced Features, Ninth Edition, is the definitive guide to Java’s most powerful features for enterprise and desktop application development.

Designed for serious programmers, this reliable, unbiased, no-nonsense tutorial illuminates advanced Java language and library features with thoroughly tested code examples. As in previous editions, all code is easy to understand and displays modern best-practice solutions to the real world challenges faced by professional developers.

Volume II quickly brings you up-to-speed on key Java SE 7 enhancements, ranging from the new file I/O API to improved concurrency utilities. All code examples are updated to reflect these enhancements. Complete descriptions of new language and platform features are highlighted and integrated with insightful explanations of advanced Java programming techniques.

Best books for advanced Java programming - Core Java

The Well-Grounded Java Developer

The Well-Grounded Java Developer starts with thorough coverage of Java 7 features like try-with-resources and NIO. You’ll then explore a cross-section of emerging JVM-based languages, including Groovy, Scala, and Clojure. You will find clear examples that are practical and that help you dig into dozens of valuable development techniques showcasing modern approaches to the dev process, concurrency, performance, and much more.

Best books for advanced Java programming - The Well-Grounded Java Developer

Java Performance: The Definitive Guide

Coding and testing are often considered separate areas of expertise. In this comprehensive guide, author and Java expert Scott Oaks takes the approach that anyone who works with Java should be equally adept at understanding how code behaves in the JVM, as well as the tunings likely to help its performance.

You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Java application performance, using the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Java platform, including the language and API. Developers and performance engineers alike will learn a variety of features, tools, and processes for improving the way Java 7 and 8 applications perform.

Best books for advanced Java programming - Java Performance - The Definitive Guide

Java Concurrency in Practice

Like generics, concurrency is another skill that even many advanced Java developers can afford to enhance. This is the book you need if you’re writing or designing, or debugging, or maintaining, or contemplating multi threaded Java programs. If you’ve ever had to synchronize a method and you weren’t sure why, you owe it to yourself and your users to read this book, cover to cover. Brian addresses the fundamental issues and complexities of concurrency with uncommon clarity. This book is a must-read for anyone who uses threads and cares about performance.

Best books for advanced Java programming - Java Concurrency in Practice

Java Generics and Collections by Maurice Naftalin, Philip Wadler

This comprehensive guide shows you how to master the most important changes to Java since it was first released. Generics and the greatly expanded collection libraries have tremendously increased the power of Java 5 and Java 6. But they have also confused many developers who haven’t known how to take advantage of these new features.

Java Generics and Collections covers everything from the most basic uses of generics to the strangest corner cases. It teaches you everything you need to know about the collections libraries, so you’ll always know which collection is appropriate for any given task, and how to use it.

Best books for advanced Java programming - Java Generics and Collections

The Java Language Specification

Written by the inventors of the technology, The Java Language Specification, Java SE 8 Edition is the definitive technical reference for the Java programming language.

The book provides complete, accurate, and detailed coverage of the Java programming language. It fully describes the new features added in Java SE 8, including lambda expressions, method references, default methods, type annotations, and repeating annotations. The book also includes many explanatory notes and carefully distinguishes the formal rules of the language from the practical behavior of compilers.

Best books for advanced Java programming - The Java Language Specification

Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

This is one of the most intellectually challenging programming books. Java puzzlers is a must-read book for every Java developer. This book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Can you figure out what it does? Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle. The solutions go well beyond a simple explanation of the program’s behavior. They show you how to avoid the underlying traps and pitfalls for good. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference.

Best books for advanced Java programming - Java Puzzlers

Advanced Java 2 Platform: How to Program

Advanced Java 2 Platform How to Program includes an in-depth discussion of advanced topics, aiding developers in producing significant, scalable Java applications and distributed systems. Primarily based on Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.2.1. The book integrates many technologies such as Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaBeans, Security, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), JavaServer Pages (JSP), servlets, Remote Method Invocation (RMI) and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) into a production-quality system that allows developers to benefit from the leverage and platform independence provided by the Java 2 Enterprise Edition. The book also features the development of a complete, end-to-end e-business solution using advanced Java technologies.

Best books for advanced Java programming - Advanced Java 2 Platform How to Program

That’s all about Best books for advanced Java programming.

Take a look at Best books to learn Java for beginners.

Hope you find the post useful. If you know any other good books to learn advanced Java, post it in the comments section.

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  1. Dear Uday, Hope you are doing well,
    I am an information systems and technology student at Uganda Technology and management University and i have passion for java. Could you please help me with a pdf copy of advanced tava 2 platform 2nd edition?

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