This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
In the spring, I will be teaching a programming languages course. Part of the course will cover Java. I am looking for a recommendation of a textbook. The students will be familiar with programming and Object-Oriented Programming (university junior/senior level). I learned Java via the internet and various out-dated books. I would like to provide the students with a better learning strategy. Here are a few topics I would like to cover:
A bit expensive, but for people who already understand OO programming (do they really?) I would probably go for Horstmann and Cornell. Have you found our books page yet? Worth a visit. You will find Horstmann and Cornell reviewed there somewhere. They appear to have got as far as the 8th edition.
That is a book on how to program in Java; it is not a book about programming languages or compilers or anything like that.
Obviously other people will have different recommendations.