Java How to Program (Deitel & Deitel) Thinking in Java (Bruce E.) Java Network Programing (Elliotte R. H. - 2nd edition) Java 2 from Scratch (Haines - a very good book) Java Server Pages (Hans Bergsten) Enterprise Development with VisualAge for Java (Dale R. Nilsson) certification book (help me passed SCJP exam): A Programer's Guide to Java Certification (Khalid Mughal) Java 2 ExamCram (Bill Brogden)
Complete Reference - Patrik Naughton Just Java - Peter Van Der Linden Java Servlets - O'Reilly pub Thinking in Java A Programer's Guide to Java Certification -Khalid Mughal (still reading it, plan to give sjcp soon) Professional JSP - Wrox pub
Read/used the Dietel & Dietel book in a class I took at school. I was not impressed with it. A lot of emphasis on swing some of the examples I think were not well explained. Also got the O'Reilly in a nutshell book, it is great, not a book to learn from but great to use as a reference. I need to go out an get a new book for reference and that I can use for examples and the basics - I'm leaning towards the just java book, but wanted to wait and see if they are coming out with a new edition in the near future. Dave
Intro to Java by Cay Horstmann Data Structures and Algorithms with Java by....some Indian guy, I forget Certification book by RHE Exam Notes by Phillip Heller The Orielly Java Servlets book going to read in the near future: the developer's section of the RHE Certification book the J2EE Tutorial from the sun website (yes, I printed all 418 pages out and bound it) and Wrox's ECommerace with Java and the rest of the tutorials on sun's website Any more ones I should consider?