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19 of the Best Books of 2021

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A bookworm is happiest when they’re surrounded by books — both old and new. Undoubtedly, 2021 was a great year for both fiction and nonfiction, with bestsellers like Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters and Second Place by Rachel Cusk. Whether you read memoirs or young-adult (YA) novels, 2021 was a fantastic year for book lovers. While we can’t squeeze in all of our favorites from 2021, we’ve rounded up a stellar sampling of must-reads. Here’s some of the year’s best books. 

“Crying in H Mart: A Memoir” by Michelle Zauner

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In her profound memoir Crying in H Mart , Michelle Zauner shares an unflinching view of growing up as a Korean American person — all while reflecting on losing her mother to terminal cancer. Author Dani Shapiro notes that the Japanese Breakfast musician “has created a gripping, sensuous portrait of an indelible mother-daughter bond that hits all the notes: love, friction, loyalty, grief.”

“The Prophets” by Robert Jones, Jr.

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In Robert Jones, Jr.’s lyrical debut novel, The Prophets , Isaiah and Samuel are two enslaved young men who find refuge in each other — and their love becomes both sustaining and heroic in the face of a vicious world. Entertainment Weekly writes that “While The Prophets’ dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison… Its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly.” Now that’s a compliment.

“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman

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At President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman read her electrifying poem, “ The Hill We Climb .” Since then, it has been praised for its call for unity and healing. Vogue captures the feeling of reading the poem well, calling it “deeply rousing and uplifting.” 

“Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Sally Rooney

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New York Times bestselling author Sally Rooney has returned with a sharp, romantic drama, Beautiful World, Where Are You . Two separate relationships are in chaos, threatening to ruin friendships. Vogue  declares that the author has “invented a sensibility entirely of her own: Sunny and sharp.” 

“Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir” by Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford’s coming-of-age memoir, Somebody’s Daughter , centers on her childhood. Ford, a Black girl who grew up poor in Indiana, recounts how her family was fragmented by her father’s incarceration. With rich, unflinching writing, Ford has penned a debut for the ages. The memoir’s publisher perhaps puts the core of the book best, noting that Ford “embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.” 

“Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo

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Everyone remembers their first all-consuming love — and for Lily Hu, the teenage protagonist of Malinda Lo’s queer YA novel, that love is Kathleen Miller. Set in the 1950s in San Francisco,  Last Night at the Telegraph Club  is not just one of the year’s best, but one of Lo’s best. O: The Oprah Magazine notes that the novel is “proof of Lo’s skill at creating darkly romantic tales of love in the face of danger.”

“¡Hola Papi!” by John Paul Brammer

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In his memoir, ¡H ola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons , advice columnist John Paul Brammer delves into his experiences growing up as a queer, biracial person. The  Los Angeles Times  writes that “Brammer’s writing is incredibly funny, kind, and gracious to his readers, and deeply vulnerable in a way that makes it feel as if he’s talking to only you” — and we couldn’t agree more. 

“Honey Girl” by Morgan Rogers

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In Morgan Rogers’ novel Honey Girl , Grace Porter is an overachiever — and certainly not the type of person to marry a stranger in Las Vegas. Or, at least, she didn’t think she was that type of person. As Grace navigates the messiness of adulthood, Rogers takes us on a journey that’s both heartfelt and unflinching, illustrating that love is all about risks — even when it comes to loving ourselves. 

“Aftershocks: A Memoir” by Nadia Owusu

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Nadia Owusu’s memoir, Aftershocks , reflects on her experience of being abandoned by her parents at a young age. Entertainment Weekly notes that “Owusu dispatches all of this heartache with blistering honesty but does so with prose light enough that it never feels too much to bear.”

“Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro

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What if an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant had feelings? In Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel,  Klara and the Sun , Klara is an Artificial Friend who wonders if friendship is possible. The Financial Times called the Never Let Me Go author’s latest “a deft dystopian fable about the innocence of a robot that asks big questions about existence.”

“100 Boyfriends” by Brontez Purnell

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Brontez Purnell’s romantic, intoxicating book, 100 Boyfriends , is a look at the romantic lives of queer men who are striving to find out not just where they belong, but where they can shine. Author Bryan Washington praised the collection, writing that “Each story in 100 Boyfriends is a minor eclipse: stunning in scope, technically blinding, and entirely miraculous.”

“One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston

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In Casey McQuiston’s big-hearted romance novel, One Last Stop , August meets Jane on a New York City subway — but she doesn’t realize just how fateful their chance encounter is at first. New York Magazine called the novel “an earnest reminder that home — whether that means a time, a place, or a person — is worth fighting for,” and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the  Red, White & Royal Blue author. 

“Afterparties: Stories” by Anthony Veasna So

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In Afterparties , Anthony Veasna So weaves together tenderhearted stories about the lives of several Cambodian American characters. Although the stories vary quite a bit in terms of content, author George Saunders writes that they are all “powered by So’s skill with the telling detail,” and are much like “…beams of wry, affectionate light, falling from different directions on a complicated, struggling, beloved American community.”

“Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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In Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel Malibu Rising , readers meet four famous siblings as they throw their annual end-of-summer party in Malibu. However, over the course of 24 hours, family drama ensues. The Washington Post calls this read “a fast-paced, engaging novel that smoothly transports readers.”

“Let Me Tell You What I Mean” by Joan Didion

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Between 1968 and 2000, award-winning journalist and essayist Joan Didion wrote 12 pieces about a variety of well-known figures, ranging from Ernest Hemingway and Nancy Reagan to Martha Stewart. Now, these works have been gathered in the essay collection Let Me Tell You What I Mean . Bret Easton Ellis writes that Didion’s “prose remains peerless,” so, if you’re a fan of the iconic writer, this is a must-read. 

“Intimacies” by Katie Kitamura

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Intimacies is Katie Kitamura’s fourth novel, following 2017’s critically acclaimed A Separation . In it, an interpreter for the International Court at the Hague gets drawn into a political scandal after agreeing to translate for a former world leader and potential criminal. The novel is a fascinating investigation into the instability of language and how it influences identity. Dana Spiotta describes Intimacies as “a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller.”

“Detransition, Baby” by Torrey Peters

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In Detransition, Baby , Torrey Peters tells a witty and nuanced story about partnership, parenthood and identity. About the novel, Ginny Hogan from the New York Times states “[Detransition, Baby upends] our traditional, gendered notions of what parenthood can look like.”

“Second Place” by Rachel Cusk

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In Rachel Cusk’s novel Second Place , a follow up to her brilliant Outline trilogy, a woman invites an artist she admires to live in her remote guesthouse for the summer. As the stay unfolds, a series of unexpected events spurs revelations about womanhood, marriage and security. About Second Place , Jenny Singer from Glamour writes “there is mayhem; surprising sweetness and brilliant observations tumble from every page.”

“Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore ” by Dan Ozzi

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In Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore , rock critic Dan Ozzi traces the stories of eleven separate bands that transitioned from the indie scene to achieve mainstream success in the ‘90s. Including interviews and anecdotes from bands like Green Day, Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182, this is a must-read for any music lover.


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Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving

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Ralph Morelli, Trinity College

Ralph Walde, Trinity College

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: Ralph Morelli, Ralph Walde

Language: English

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Reviewed by Onyeka Emebo, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech on 12/28/21

The text adequately addresses areas under Object Oriented Programming using Java as a Programming Language for Introduction to Computer Science courses. It gently introduces basic concepts in computer, objects and java using problem solving... read more

Comprehensiveness rating: 5 see less

The text adequately addresses areas under Object Oriented Programming using Java as a Programming Language for Introduction to Computer Science courses. It gently introduces basic concepts in computer, objects and java using problem solving approaches and gradually builds up to more advanced Java technologies in such a simplified manner that can be easily understood. The text also provides a table of content at the beginning and a summary of points for each chapter with exercises.

Content Accuracy rating: 4

The text content is accurate, without errors and unbiased. There is however some links that needs to be updated.

Relevance/Longevity rating: 4

While the field of computer science with particular emphasis to programming as it relates to this text is constantly evolving, the approach taken by this text to teach the essentials is likely to persist. The code, tested in Java 8, should continue to work with new Java releases. Updates to the text can be done easily by the way it has been written.

Clarity rating: 5

The text is written in a clear and easy to understand manner. The objectives, explanations, examples and exercises are clear and easy to follow. The codes are well commented to aid readability.

Consistency rating: 4

The text is highly consistent in both structure and terminology. It starts each chapter with objectives and outline and concludes with summary, exercises and solutions. However, some codes within the chapters are put in figures while others are not, this could be confusing.

Modularity rating: 5

The text is divided in 17 chapters (0 - 16) and 8 appendices (A – H). Each chapter is further divided into sections and subsections. This breakdown makes it easier for instructors to apportion sections to students at different times within the course.

Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5

The text is organized in a manner that is logical and it flows well from section to section. The structure makes navigation from chapter to chapter easier.

Interface rating: 3

I reviewed the PDF version and it looks good to a large extent. The links in the table of contents are working properly. There are clickable links within the text to different figures, sections, such as appendices, and external websites. However, there are some issues with some figure titles, e.g., figure 12, 1.10, 2.7, 2.10, 2.14, etc. are cut off. Some hyperlinks for some figures missing e.g., figure 2.8 and some figures don’t have titles.

Grammatical Errors rating: 5

The text contains no grammatical errors.

Cultural Relevance rating: 5

The text is culturally neutral. The examples are unbiased in the way it has been presented.

Reviewed by Ghaith Husari, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University on 4/17/20

This book covers Object-Oriented Programming under JAVA. It introduces the concepts of object-oriented programming and they are used for problem-solving. This book covers all the relevant areas of Object-Oriented Programming under Java. Also, it... read more

This book covers Object-Oriented Programming under JAVA. It introduces the concepts of object-oriented programming and they are used for problem-solving. This book covers all the relevant areas of Object-Oriented Programming under Java. Also, it covers more advanced topics such as socket programming and algorithms.

Content Accuracy rating: 5

The Object-Oriented concepts and implementation example shown in code samples are accurate and easy to learn as the code samples are aligned with the concept being discussed. Some links and URLs are out-dated but they have little to no impact on student learning. However, I would add a note that says "some of the links and URLs might not up-to-date. However, they can be found using search engines if necessary"

Programming languages get updated regularly to include new and easier functions to use. While it is impossible for a textbook to include every function, this textbook provides a great learning opportunity that allows students to build the muscle to be able to learn more about Java online. When it comes to Object-Oriented concepts, the book is extremely relevant and up-to-date

The textbook is very easy to understand and the code sample is both clear (code readability) and relevant.

Consistency rating: 5

The text and the terms it contains are consistent. Also, the textbook follows a consistent theme.

The textbook chapters are divided into sections and subsections that are shown also in the table of contents which can be used to visit each section.

The textbook consists of seventeen chapters that are organized in a logical manner. The more general concepts such as problem-solving and programing are placed at the beginning, then the chapters introduce the discuss Object-Oriented Programming come after the general chapters. The more advanced topics such as socket programming and data structures and algorithms come towards the end. This made a lot of sense to me.

Interface rating: 5

The textbook is easily accessible online and it can be downloaded to open with Edge or Adobe Reader without any problems.

No grammar issues have been noticed.

This textbook is neutral and unbiased.

Reviewed by Guanyu Tian, Assistant Professor, Fontbonne University on 6/19/18

This textbook covers Object-Oriented Programming with Java programming language pretty well. It starts with the concept of Objects and problem solving skills and then dive into Java programming language syntax. Overall, it appropriately covers all... read more

Comprehensiveness rating: 4 see less

This textbook covers Object-Oriented Programming with Java programming language pretty well. It starts with the concept of Objects and problem solving skills and then dive into Java programming language syntax. Overall, it appropriately covers all areas of the subject including the main principles of Object-Oriented Programming and Java programming language. In the later chapters, this textbook also introduces advanced topics such as concurrent programming, network/socket programming and data structures. The textbook provides table of contents at the beginning and index of terms at the end. Each chapter also provides a list of key words and a list of important concepts and technique terms.

Content Accuracy rating: 3

The content of the textbook is mostly accurate. Many URLs linked to Java documentations and APIs are not up-to-date.

Many URLs to Java references are not up-to-date and many online samples are not accessible. Nonetheless, the concepts of Object-Oriented Programming and Java programming language syntax are mostly current. Any updates to the contents of the textbook can be implemented with minimal effort.

The text is easy to understand. However, some of the texts are not displayed on adobe reader.

Consistency rating: 3

The text is consistent in terms of framework. Each chapter starts with introduction to a problem, and then discussion and design of the solution with UML diagrams; then Java is used to implement the solution(s). However, there is some level of inconsistency in terms of Java code samples. For example, some Java code examples use appropriate indentations and new lines, but some examples do not. This may confuse students.

Each chapter is divided into different sections and subsections. A student can go to each section of a chapter by clicking it in the Table of Contents.

Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 3

The topics in this text book are organized in a reasonable order. It starts with general concepts of computer and program design, then Objects and Java Programming Language, and then advanced topics in computer programming. It would be better if the textbook starts with Java programming language and then principles of Object Oriented programming.

Some of the texts are not displayed in the reviewer's adobe reader. Many diagrams and figures are poorly drawn. Overall, the interface of the book is one area that needs improvement.

No major grammar issues has been noticed.

The text of this textbook is a neutral and unbiased.

Overall, this textbook covers materials of Object-Oriented Programming with Java taught in first or second-year computer science course. However, the contents of Java programming language has not been up-to-date and the interface of the book is very poor compare to similar books the reviewer has used for learning and teaching the same materials. Some sample codes are not well written or inconsistent in terms of the use of indentation and new lines. Many URLs are obsolete and the web pages are not accessible.

Reviewed by Homer Sharafi, Adjunct Faculty Member, Northern Virginia Community College on 6/20/17

The textbook includes the material that is typically covered in a college-level CS1 course. Using an “early objects” approach and Java as the programming language, the authors go over problem-solving techniques based on object-oriented... read more

The textbook includes the material that is typically covered in a college-level CS1 course. Using an “early objects” approach and Java as the programming language, the authors go over problem-solving techniques based on object-oriented programming principles. In addition to an Index of terms towards the end of the text, each chapter summary includes the technical terms used, along with a bulleted-list of important points discussed in that chapter.

The computer science concepts and the accompanying sample code are accurate and error-free; however, the only issue is the fact that the URLs that make references to various aspects of Java, such as API documentation, JDK, and the Java Language Specification, have not been updated to reflect the fact that Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle back in 2010.

Like other software systems, Java is updated on a regular basis; nonetheless, the computer science concepts discussed in the textbook are based on standard undergraduate curriculum taught in a CS1 course. Therefore, any updates to the textbook would need to be with regard to the version of Java with minimal effort.

Clarity rating: 4

The authors deliver clear explanations of the computer science concepts and the accompanying Java language features.

There is a consistent theme throughout much of the text: A topic is introduced and discussed within the context of a problem. Its solution is then designed and explained using UML diagrams; finally, Java is used to illustrate how the solution is implemented on the computer.

Each chapter is divided into sections that can easily be identified within the table of contents. Therefore, it’s fairly easy for a student to pick and choose a section in a chapter and work on the other sections later. Throughout each chapter, there are self-study exercises to incrementally test understanding of the covered material. Solutions to those self-study exercises are then provided towards the end of the chapter. In addition, each chapter includes end-of-chapter exercises that can be used to assess one’s understanding of the computer science concepts as well as the various features of Java.

The book consists of seventeen chapters; however, a typical CS1 course would need the material in the first ten chapters only, and those chapters are set up in a logical manner, allowing one to go through the material sequentially. Depending on how fast he first ten chapters are covered during the course of a semester, an instructor may choose from the last seven chapters in the text to introduce more advanced topics in computer science and/or Java.

Interface rating: 1

The textbook can be accessed online or opened using Acrobat Reader with no problem. There are no issues, as long as navigation is done one page after another manually. However, when browsing through the table of contents (TOC) or the Index, the entries are not set up using any live links. That is, you cannot click on a page number associated with an item within the TOC or the Index to go directly to that page.

Grammatical Errors rating: 3

This reviewer did not come across any such issues, while going through the text.

This is a computing textbook, where the contents are presented using technical terms. Culturally, the textbook is completely neutral and unbiased in terms of how the material is presented.

Table of Contents

Ancillary Material

About the Book

We have designed this third edition of Java, Java, Java to be suitable for a typical Introduction to Computer Science (CS1) course or for a slightly more advanced Java as a Second Language course. This edition retains the “objects first” approach to programming and problem solving that was characteristic of the first two editions. Throughout the text we emphasize careful coverage of Java language features, introductory programming concepts, and object-oriented design principles.

The third edition retains many of the features of the first two editions, including:

The In the Laboratory sections from the first two editions have been moved onto the book's Companion Web Site. Table 1 shows the Table of Contents for the third edition.

About the Contributors

Ralph Morelli, Professor of Computer Science Emeritus. Morelli has been teaching at Trinity College since 1985, the same year the computer science major was first offered. More recently, he was one of the Principal Investigators (PIs) for the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project, an NSF-funded effort to get undergraduates engaged in building free and open source software that benefits the public.  In summer 2011 a team of Trinity HFOSS students and faculty traveled to Haiti to build an open source mobile application that helps manage beneficiaries for a humanitarian aid organization. Currently Morelli is the PI of the Mobile CSP project, an NSF-funded effort to train high school teachers in CT and elsewhere to teach the emerging Advanced Placement CS Principles course that is being created by the College Board. The main goal of this NSF initiative is to increase access to computer science among underrepresented groups, including girls, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans.  The Mobile CSP course teaches students to create mobile apps to serve their community.  In summer 2014, a group of 20 Mobile CSP students spent their summer building mobile apps for the city of Hartford. 

Ralph Walde.  Dr. Walde has given Trinity 28 years of distinguished service, first as a Professor of Mathematics and now as a Professor of Computer Science. He was instrumental in helping to establish and nourish computing at Trinity and was one of the founding members of the Computer Science Department.

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7 Best Books to Prepare for Java and Spring Boot Developer Interviews in 2023

My favorite books and online courses to prepare and crack java developer interviews.

Hello, Java programmers If you are preparing for Java Programming and Developer interviews and looking for the best resources then you have come to the right place. I have been sharing Java interview questions for the last 10 years on my blog Javaevisited and it has helped millions of Java developers so far and counting.

In this article, I am going to share few more resources which you can take to better prepare for Java developer interviews.

Apart from blogs and articles, you should also take the help of my book ( Grokking the Java Interview ) and courses specially written for Java interviews. Though nothing can substitute actual job experience, cracking the coding interview is a little bit different beast.

Even if you have good experience you may struggle to crack the online coding tests which are becoming very challenging for Java developers of all levels of experience.

Similarly, if you are not going for the exact same profile job then you can expect a hell of a lot of questions from vast topics of Java domain, which you might not have heard before.

That’s why good planning and preparation are a must to crack any Java development interviews. It’s equally important for both beginners with no professional experience and seniors with years of Java development experience.

In a Java developer interview, you often get two kinds of questions, first for core Java development role where the focus is mostly on core Java concepts like multi-threading , concurrency , design patterns , OOP , error handling, collections , JVM internals , GC, and Java performance tuning. The second kind of Java interview is for Java EE or Java web development role where the focus is mostly on Java EE related technologies like JSP, Servlet, EJB, JDBC, and frameworks like Spring , Hibernate , Web services like REST And SOAP, and messaging technologies like JMS and MQ Services. But, in both cases, you need to pass an online coding test and there will always be some questions on Data Structure and Algorithms, and Software Design which are very difficult for any programmers without practice. In this article, I have covered two types of books, the first type are specially written to help with programming interviews, covering a wide range of questions starting from object-oriented design , coding , Data Structure, and Algorithms , Computer Science , Networking, Database , SQL , XML, and problem-solving skills And, second, they are specially written to cover Java-related concepts like Java Concurrency, Java Collections, JVM, and other Java APIs. Once you are done with these books, you can take on any Java interview with confidence.

7 Books for Java Programming and Spring Developer Interviews in 2023

Java Interviews usually have two kinds of questions, one based upon the facts and concept of Java programming language and API and other sare typical programming questions, some based on data structure and algorithm, software designs , computer science basics. Some require you to develop logic and coding and others are related to object-oriented programming and design patterns.

If you are preparing for Core Java, or Java Web developer interviews formerly and popularly known as Java EE or Java Spring Developer interviews then you also need to ask some questions on popular frameworks like JSF, Spring MVC and Hibernate. In this list, I am going to share the 7 best books that will cover all the topics you need to prepare for Java Programming interviews, including an online coding test.

1. . Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions

This is probably the most popular book for Java and Programming job interviews. It’s very similar to any coding interview preparation book, but it got more questions and also covers more topics, better explanations and covers things like how to negotiate a job offer. As the title suggests 189 programming questions and solutions, you will find all popular questions there like a program to find all pairs from the array whose sum is k or how to reverse String in Java , etc. Once you will do the exercise given in this book, you will feel a lot more confident going to the Java interview. If you are going for a senior Java developer role and if you want to improve on particular areas like System design, which is often the toughest then I suggest you check out Grokking the System Design Interview course on Educative, a new, text-based interview online learning platform. This course is prepared by people who have worked as hiring managers on tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple, and you are bound to learn a lot to tackle this most difficult topic for coding job interviews.

2. Grokking the Java Interview [My Book]

The Grokking the Java Interview books contain frequently asked Java questions from important topics like: 1. Object-Oriented Programming 2. Java Fundamentals 3. Java Collections 4. Java Multithreading 5. Garbage Collection

6. JDBC 7. Generics 8. Design Patterns

9. Telephonic Interview Questions

If you are preparing for Core Java interviews then I highly recommend you to go through these Java interview questions before your telephonic or face-to-face round, you will not only gain confidence and knowledge to answer any Java question but also learn how to drive Java interview in your favor.

Yes, that’s my biggest secret of cracking the Java interview, you need to encourage the interviewer to ask questions from your strong areas so that you can demonstrate the depth of your knowledge.

Download the FREE sample copy — Grokking the Java Interview

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3. Elements of Programming Interviews in Java: The Insiders’ Guide

This is another excellent book, particularly to prepare for questions from Java programming concepts and API. You will find everything you need to Crack any Java interviews in this book. It’s like the ultimate guide for Java programming interviews. The book is particularly useful for passing online coding tests which are now an integral part of any Java developer interviews. Gone are the days where you can get a Java developer job by just knowing Java concepts, now you also need to pass a coding test that is heavily based on algorithms and data structure. If Coding and Data Structure is your weak area then this book can really help you and if you need a bit more practical guidance then you can also combine this book with the Data Structures & Algorithms — Interview!! course on Udemy for instructor-led training. It will help you to pass the online coding test, the first hurdle of any software engineering interview.

This book not just covers that but also designs patterns , software design questions , object-oriented programming and design , questions on JVM , multi-threading , and every other Java-related topic you need to know for interviews.

I have referred to this book in the past, and nowadays, I prefer the first book in this more than this one, but it’s still a relevant book. If you connect to this book, then you will find it enjoyable as well.

The good thing about these books is that it’s full of diagrams which help to understand the concept quicker and better.

4. Grokking the Spring Boot Interview [My Book]

This is another of my book which you can refer to prepare for the Java and Spring Boot developer interview. This book touches base on all of these essential topics and has questions to test your knowledge about those topics.

You can use these questions to revise those essential Spring concepts in quick time and you can also use these questions to explore Spring Framework and Spring Boot further.

It contains frequently asked questions from essential Spring topics like

1. Container, Dependency, and IOC

2. Spring Bean Lifecycle

3. Aspect-Oriented Programming ( AOP )

4. Spring MVC

5. Spring Boot Intro

6. Spring Boot Auto Configuration

7. Spring Boot Starter Dependency

8. Spring Boot Actuator

9. Spring Boot CLI

10. Spring Boot Testing

11. Spring Cloud

12. Spring Data JPA

13. Spring Security

If you are preparing for Java and Spring Boot interviews then I highly recommend you to go through these Spring Boot and Spring questions before your telephonic or face-to-face interviews, you will not only gain confidence and knowledge to answer the question but also learn how to drive Java interview in your favor.

Download the FREE sample copy — Grokking the spring Boot Interview

The book is now also available on Amazon Kindle for $9.9 or Rs 449 for our Indian friends, if you like to order from Amazon then you can use this link — Grokking the Spring Boot Interview on Amazon to grab your copy for just $9.9 USD.

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5. Java Programming Interview Exposed By Markham

This is clearly one of the best books on Java interviews . It covers each and every topic you would need to prepare, including Java fundamentals, data structure, and algorithm, multi-threading and concurrency, unit testing and JUnit , frameworks like Spring and Hibernate , JVM internals and GC , and even Android , Scala , and other JVM language. This is clearly the right book for a Java developer doesn’t matter if you are going to a core Java, JEE, or Android interview. I cannot recommend this book enough; certainly, you need a copy of it in yourself to prepare for both telephonic and face-to-face Java interviews.

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This is another excellent book to prepare for programming interviews, including Java. Before they released the Java Programming interview exposed, I used to read this book because it also covers a lot of good topics like data structures like the array , String , binary tree , Database and SQL , networking, coding, and many others. A good thing about this book is that it also covers non-technical interviews like HR interviews and how to negotiate with them.

Indeed, a great book to prepare for a programming job interview, even today, I still refer to this book to refresh my concepts, particularly on data structure and algorithms.

And, if you want a course to accompany this book, I highly recommend you to join the Master the Coding Interview: Big Tech (FAANG) Interviews course by Andrei Negaoid on ZTM academy.

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This is another book that focuses on coding skills and a must-have book if you struggle to pass the online coding test, often the first hurdle on any Java developer interview. This book is full of programming and coding puzzles, which is the main topic of any programming job interview. Their explanations are in-depth and you will learn several strategies to solve a particular coding problem like Dynamic Programming, Recursion, Greedy Algorithms, Memoization, and a lot more. If you have done programs from the 1st and 2nd books already, you can try this one. It will help your coding skills for interviews

Btw, you can also combine this book with the Grokking the Coding Interview: Patterns for Coding Questions course on Educative to master underlying patterns of common interview questions, and you’ll be able to tackle anything you face on the interview

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That’s all in this list of 7 excellent books to prepare for Java Programming interviews . You can use these books to prepare both core Java and Java EE interviews because a couple of books has questions from Java EE technologies and frameworks as well as Servlet, JSP, EJB, JMS, Spring Framework, Hibernate Framework, etc. Other Useful Resources for Coding Job Interviews

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Hello everybody, today is the world of online courses. Everyone is talking about learning from online training, Youtube, free courses on Coursera and other websites, which is great as online courses to help you to learn faster, but, I believe books should still be an important part of your learning, as they provide the most in-depth knowledge and often written by authority on the subject matter.

If you are learning Java Programming , then be ready to be introduced to some of the most awesome books to learn and master Java Programming in this article.

Whenever a Programmer starts learning the Java programming language, the first question they ask is, “ Which book should I refer to learn Java? ” or “What is the best book to learn Java for beginners?” or “Can you tell me some good books to learn Java?” That, itself, says how important Java books are for programmers, especially beginners.

Despite having so many free resources available in Java, like tutorials , online courses , tips, blogs , and code examples, Java books have their own place because:

These Java books are my personal favorites, and whenever I get some time, I prefer to read them to refresh my knowledge. Though I have read many of them already (I have read Effective Java at least four times so far), I always want to learn something new and my quest for great books never ends.

These books are some of the best available today and are equally useful for beginners, intermediate, and advanced Java programmers.

It doesn’t matter whether you are completely new to Java or have been programming in Java for some time, you will learn a lot of new things through these books.

Having said that, not all books are equally suitable for all programmers. For beginners, Head First Java is still the best book to get started, and for the advanced Java developer, Effective Java is a nice book to start with.

10 Best Books to Learn Java Programming

Here is my collection of Java books that I suggest to every programmer who wants to learn Java. It contains books for both beginners and experienced programmers.

These books cover a variety of areas, including core Java fundamentals, the Java collection framework, multithreading and concurrency , JVM internals and performance tuning, design patterns , etc.

1. Head First Java

Many people will think that this is dated book, but to be honest Head First Java is the best book for any programmer who is new in both programming and Java. The head-first way of explanation is quite phenomenal and I really enjoyed their book.

Head First Java covers the essential Java programming knowledge about class, object, thread, collection, and language features, like Generics , Enums , variable arguments , or auto-boxing .

They also have some advanced section on Swing, networking, and Java IO, which makes them a complete package for Java beginners. This should be your first Java book you look at if you’re starting from scratch.


If you prefer online courses over books, then you can also check out Udemy’s Complete Java MasterClass course.

Disclaimer: this is not a free course, and I will receive compensation if you buy this course from Udemy or if you use any links to books listed here from Amazon.

2. Head First Design Patterns

The Head First Design Pattern is another top class Java book from the Head-First lab.

When I started reading this book back in 2006, I didn’t think much about design patterns, how they solve common problems, how to apply a design pattern, what benefits they provide, and all sort of basic things. But after reading this Java book, I have benefited immensely.

The first chapter on Inheritance and Composition , which is simply fantastic and promotes improved practices by introducing a problem and then the solution.


This book also contains helpful bullet points, exercises, and memory maps, which help you to understand design patterns quickly.

If you want to learn core Java design patterns and object-oriented design principles, this is the first Java book you should check out.

If you are looking for a course on GOF or object-oriented design patterns, I suggest you check out Design Pattern Library , one of the best courses I have attended on design patterns so far.

One point of good news about this book is that the new edition is updated for Java SE 8 , which will teach you how to develop classic GOF design pattern using Java 8 features, like lambda expressions , and streams .

3. Effective Java

Effective Java is one of the top Java books in my record and one of the most enjoyable. I have high regard for Joshua Bloch, the author, for his contribution to the Java collection framework and Java Concurrency package.

Effective Java is best for a seasoned or experienced programmer who is well versed in Java programming. It’s great for programmers who want to share their skill by following programming best practices and who are eager to listen to someone who contributed to the Java development kit (JDK).


Effective Java consists of a collection of Java programming best practices, ranging from static factories , serialization , equals , and hashcode to generics, enums, varargs, and reflection.

This Java programming book covers almost every aspect of Java in a slightly different way than you are used to.

A new edition was released last year that introduced features in the JDK 7, 8, and 9, which was released last year in September. It also has a full chapter on lambdas .

4. Java Concurrency in Practice

Java Concurrency in Practice is another classic from Joshua Bloch, Doug Lea, and team. This is the best Java book on concurrency and multi-threading — one of the must-reads for core Java developers.

The strengths of Concurrency Practice in Java include:

1) This book is very detailed and captures minor details of multi-threading and concurrency

2) Instead of focusing on core Java classes, this book focuses on concurrency issues and problems, like deadlock , starvation, thread-safety, race conditions, and present ways to solve them using Java concurrency classes.

This book is an excellent resource to learn and master Java concurrency packages and classes, like CountDownLatch , CyclicBarrier , BlockingQueue , or Semaphore . This is the biggest reason I like to read this Java book and read it again and again.


3) One more strong point of concurrency practice in Java is the no-nonsense examples; the examples in this book are clear, concise, and intelligent.

4) This book is also good at explaining what is wrong and why it's wrong and how to make it right, which is essential for any Java book to succeed.

In short, this is one of the best books to learn concurrency and multi-threading in Java. The content is definitely advanced from a beginner’s perspective, but surely, this is a must-read book for experienced Java programmers.

5. Java Generics and Collections

The Java Generics and Collection by Naftalin and Philip Wadler from O’Reilly is another good book on Java, which I initially forgot to include in my list but am including it now as requested by many readers.

I like this book because of its content on generics and collections, which are core areas of the Java language.

Having a strong knowledge of Java collections and Generics is expected from an experienced programmer, and these books help in that area.


It explains each collection interface like Set , List , Map , Queue, and their implementation, comparing how well they perform in a different situation.

I really loved their comparison chart at the end of each chapter, which gives you a good idea about when to use a particular Java collection class, like ArrayList , HashMap , or LinkedHashMap .

6. Java Performance From Binu John

This is another good book that teaches about JVM internals, garbage collection, JVM tuning, profiling. etc, and I highly recommend every senior Java developer read this book . This is also one of my personal favorites.

As we are moving gradually, we started from a beginners level to intermediate and now the senior level.

The Java Performance is all about performance monitoring, profiling, and tools used for Java performance monitoring.

This is not a usual programming book. Instead, it provides details about JVM , Garbage Collection , Java heap monitoring, and profiling application.

I loved their chapter on the JVM overview, and it’s a must read to learn more about JVM in simple language.

Both beginners and an intermediate programmer can benefit from this book, but it’s good to have some Java experience under your belt before reading it. So far, this is the best Java book on performance monitoring.

This is another must-read Java book if you are serious about performance.

There are a couple of new books available in Java, which cover JDK 1.7. To find out latest book on Java performance like Java Performance, The Definitive Guide by Scott Oaks , which is certainly worth checking out before buying this book.

If you need some guidance on solving memory and CPU issues, I suggest you to also take a look at Understanding and Solving Java Memory Problems course by Richard Warburton.


7. Java Puzzlers

Java Puzzlers is another book worth reading from Joshua Bloch, this time with Neal Gafter. This book is about corner cases and pitfalls in the Java programming language.

Java is safer and more secure than C++ , and the JVM does a good job to free the programmer from error-prone memory allocation and deallocation. But still, Java has corner-cases that can surprise even the experienced Java programmer.


This Java book presents such Java pitfalls and explains them in greater detail. This is a good Java book if you love puzzles — you can even include many of these in core Java interviews to check their Java knowledge.

I don’t rate it as high as Effective Java and Java Concurrency in Practice, but you can still give it a go, particularly to check your knowledge about Java and its corner cases, which will help you to answer some of the tricky Java questions from interviews.

In order to get most of this Java book, try to solve puzzles by yourself and then look into explanations to make your knowledge more concrete.

8. Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Another good book on Java programming and design principles from the Head-First series. Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design can be read in conjunction with Head First Design Patterns .

This book focuses on object-oriented design principles, like favor Composition over inheritance , programming for interface rather than implementation, DRY, etc.


One part of learning Java is writing good code and following the best practices, and this book is great in educating programmers about them.

Knowledge gained from this book is applicable to many object-oriented programming languages and will, overall, improve your understanding of code and OOP design principles .

9. Thinking in Java

Thinking in Java is written by Bruce Eckel, who is also the author of Thinking in C++ and uses his unique style to teach the Java concept.

Many would agree that this is one of the best Java books, with a strength being that is points to intelligent examples. This is one of the complete books in Java and can be used as a reference as well.

There is a chapter on Java memory mapped IO from Thinking in Java , which is my favorite.


If you don’t like the Head-First teaching style, but you need a beginners Java book with a plain example style, Thinking in Java is a good choice.

It is detailed, mature, and frequently updated, but, if you need more choices, you can check out these core Java books for beginners , as well.

10. Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient

This is one of the best books to learn Java 8. It is also my general purpose Java 8 books. If you have less time and you want to learn all important things about Java 8 , this is the book to refer to.

I don’t have to remind you about Cay. S. Horstmann’s writing skill, one of the best authors in Java and right up there with Joshua Bloch. I have found both of them highly readable.

You won’t feel bored, which programmers often do when they read technical books. It explains about lambda expression , Streams , functional interface , method references , new Java Date Time API and several other small enhancement like joining Strings, repeatable annotations, etc. In short, one of the best book to learn Java hands down.


Wrapping up

This was my list of top Java programming books . I have read all the books, some of them I am still reading and a couple of them, like Effective Java and the Head-First series, I have read a couple of times. Many programmers ask me which books they should start with and which Java book they should read now. I hope you found some good books in this collection. Happy reading!

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Closing Notes

Thanks for reading this article so far. You might be thinking that there is so much stuff to learn, so many courses to join, but you don’t need to worry.

There is a good chance that you may already know most of the stuff, and there are also a lot of useful free resources which you can use — I have also linked to them here and there along with the other resources, which are certainly not free, but worth of money.

I am a particular fan of Udemy courses as they are very affordable and provide a lot of values in a very small amount, but you are free to choose the course you want.

At the end of the day, you should have enough knowledge and experience from using the resources mentioned here.

Good luck with your Java journey! It’s certainly not going to be easy , but by following this roadmap and guide, you are one step closer to becoming the Java Developer you always wanted to be

If you like this article then please consider following me on medium ( javinpaul ). If you’d like to be notified for every new post, don’t forget to follow javarevisited on Twitter! Once again, all the best for your Java Development Journey and a Big thanks to all the authors for writing such awesome books. These top Java programming books are some of the best books to learn Java — I would even say that some of them are the best Java books ever published.

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And this is important because Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world as it can be used to design customized applications for a variety of purposes. According to the TIOBE Index for June 2022, Java is still among the top programming languages. Keeping this in mind, if you want to learn Java , there are many books available in the market (for programmers at all stages of learning). In this article, we have compiled the best books for Java, both for ranked amateurs and programming whiz kids!!! Each of these books is extremely popular so it is up to you to choose the ones you like according to your learning sensibilities. So without further ado, let’s see them.

First, let’s start simple and focus on the best Java books for beginners , and then we will move on to more complicated books for Experts! One of the most popular and essential languages, Java helps programmers to develop amazing web, mobile, enterprise, and other applications. So, here at Geeksforgeeks, we have introduced a Master Java Programming – Complete Beginner to Advanced course, where beginners can learn the basics of Java without any hassle and advanced students can leverage their existing skill to next level. Now, back to the point, here’s the list of best books to learn Java for beginners and experts:

Best Java Books for Beginners:

1. beginning programming with java for dummies (5th edition).

Do you wish to speak Java like a professional? Well, in case you wish to speak the Java lingo like a pro while being a dummy, in the beginning, this book is the best as it provides you with a no-nonsense guide that shows you how to create a program in Java, how to put various pieces together, how to handle the standard programming challenges in Java and so on. Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies will help you to ‘speak’ Java as it starts with basic concepts like variables, methods, loops and arrays, objects, classes, etc. Also, this book is updated with Java 9 so you can learn the language with various samples. 

2. Head First Java: A Brain-Friendly Guide (2nd Edition)

In case you are bored of slogging through Java how-to manuals, then Head-First Java is the way to go! This book is a brain-friendly guide (As its name suggests!) and it provides a more visual format to engage your brain rather than a text-heavy approach that can become boring pretty fast. Head-First Java starts the Java journey from basic programming fundamentals and moves on to advanced topics, which include threads, network sockets, distributed programming with RMI, etc. So Head-First Java is basically a multi-sensory learning experience that will help you in becoming a bonafide Java programmer in no time!

3. Java: Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners (1st Edition)

If learning Java seems like a daunting task to you, fear not!!! Java: Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners is an excellent book that provides a thorough introduction to Java that will have you writing programs and solving problems in no time! As you work through this book, you will learn the key topics of Java along with 57 practical examples. Java: Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners is written specifically for beginners with a step-by-step through the first program along with a guide through the inner workings of the Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment. There are also multiple examples to illustrate each topic like Data Types, Variables, Constants, Operators, Type Conversion, Loops, Decision Making, etc. 

4. Core Java Volume I – Fundamentals (11th Edition)

If you want to understand the core of Java fundamentals, then Core Java Volume I is the book for you! It will help you get an in-depth education about Java and API with the help of lots of examples, most of which reflect modularization that demonstrates code that is easier to manage and evolve. Core Java Volume I – Fundamentals has chapters with topics ranging from the basics like variables, data structures, objects, and classes to the advances like objects, generics, collections, lambda expressions, Swing design, concurrency, and functional programming. 

Best Java Books for Intermediates/Experts

1. effective java (3rd edition).

If you have understood Java fundamentals and now want to get some real work done, then Effective Java is the book for you! It will help you get an in-depth education about the seventy-eight programmer’s rules of thumb, which are working solutions for the various commonly available programming challenges. The topics included in Effective Java include the new design patterns that demonstrate the best of various features ranging from generics to enums, annotations to autoboxing. All of these concepts are explained in a clear and concise manner using many examples to make sure you get them right.

  2. Java: The Complete Reference (11th Edition)

If you are at the intermediate or expert level in Java and want a “back to the basics” approach, then this book is the way to go as it’s a well-structured and complete source on Java programming with examples from the real world for all topics. Java: The Complete Reference covers the whole of Java, including fundamental topics like syntax, keywords, and basic programming principles. And also the complex topics like the Java API library, the concurrency utilities, Swing, JavaBeans, servlets, etc. An introduction to JShell is also provided, which is Java’s interactive programming tool. 

3. Thinking in Java (4th Edition)

If you want to think in Java my friends, Thinking in Java is the book for you!!! It is a hands-on guide that will thoroughly instruct you in writing the most efficient Java code by using the best features of Java. This book contains 500+ working Java programs in 700+ compiling files, that are rewritten for the newest edition of Java in this book. Thinking in Java begins with an object-oriented introduction for both beginners and experts and then follows it with topics like Design patterns, Introduction to XML, Concurrency, etc. All in all, this is a book that will remain a relevant source of knowledge for you even after years of studying and coding in Java. 

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Java is an object-oriented programming language designed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems in 1991. It is used to design light and fast applications that serve a variety of purposes. According to the TIOBE Index , Java is among the top three programming languages. No matter where you are on your developer journey, there are tons of resources out there to help you improve your Java knowledge. Here is a list of the best Java books for both beginners and experienced developers .

Best Java Books for Beginners

1. head first java  .

Authors: Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates

Cost: $38.50

Head First Java is referred to as the Java programming bible by most readers and is probably the best Java book for beginners. It contains all the essential Java programming subjects - classes , threads , objects, collection, and language features. The information is presented in visually rich formats containing puzzles and games, which makes Java very easy to understand. Additionally, it also comprises a number of interviews with professional Java programmers who share their secrets to Java so that beginners can learn it faster. If you’re completely new to Java, this is the first book worth investing in.

2. Java: A Beginner’s Guide

Author: Herbert Schildt

Cost: $35.68

Another perfect book for beginners is Java: A Beginner’s Guide by Herbert Schildt. It covers all the fundamentals of Java , followed by tests and puzzles to test your knowledge. You will also find lots of Q&As from professional Java programmers who give insights related to issues most beginners face. Best of all, it is written in a clear, crisp, and simple style for easy learning.

3. Java for Dummies 

Author:  Barry A. Burd

Java for Dummies is a great beginner’s guide to Java programming that teaches you how to create basic Java objects and when you should simply reuse existing code. The biggest advantage of this book is its abundance of images and screenshots that visually explains how Java code is executed on the CPU. This book also explains the differences between byte code and source code generated by the compiler. 

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4. Effective Java  

Author: Joshua Bloch

Cost: $42.49

Effective Java is a must-have book for entry-level and advanced programmers alike. It contains numerous programming issues encountered by every programmer and concrete explanations on how to solve them. Whenever you feel stuck programming, this book shifts your perspective to handling any problem. The best part about this new edition is that it is updated with all the latest concepts for Java 7, 8, and 9. 

5. Head First Design Patterns  

Author: Eric Freeman

Cost: $32.38

Understanding design patterns is a valuable skill for any Java programmer out there. Head First Design Patterns covers many useful tools and exercises for a faster understanding of design patterns. It includes lessons learned by professionals who have faced the same software design problems. If you are a beginner looking to learn core design patterns and object-oriented design principles, this book is for you.

Best Java Books for Experienced Developers

6. spring in action  .

Author: Craig Walls and Ryan Breidenbach

Cost: $39.51

Spring Framework is a Java platform that provides infrastructure support for developing applications. Spring in Action will guide you through Spring’s core features and help you build secure Java applications step-by-step. You will also learn about microservices, reactive programming, RESTful APIs, service discovery, and best practices from experts. It also contains the latest Spring best practices, including Spring Boot to set up and configure applications. Whether you’re a beginner in Spring or trying to level up, this classic book is your ticket!

7. Clean Code 

Author: Robert C. Martin

Cost: $25.33

Clean Code is another classic for Java programmers. Anyone can learn to code, but it takes practice to write clean code. When code is poorly written, you can lose countless hours and significant resources. This book teaches you to read code and challenges you to think about what’s right and wrong about that code. It is divided into three parts - principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code, case studies in cleaning up code, and the heuristics gathered while creating the case studies. 

8. Test Driven: TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers 

Author: Lasse Koskela

Cost: $28.78

If you are a Java developer looking to write unique automation testing programs, Test-Driven: TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers is an excellent resource. It explores the techniques and mindset of both Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) using examples in Java and the Java EE environment. It offers effective and less well-known techniques for both beginners and advanced TDD developers.

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9. Test-Driven Java Development

Author: Alex Garcia and Viktor Farcic

Cost: $49.99

Test-Driven Java Development will help you embrace all the techniques of TDD with Java in your day-to-day routine. It contains a number of practical problems, each one designed to help you understand every aspect of TDD. You will also learn about refractor old legacy code, working with mocks, designing simple code, and utilizing behavior-driven development. If you are a professional Java developer looking to implement more effective methods of programming systems and applications, this is the book for you.

10. Thinking in Java  

Author: Bruce Eckel

Cost: $9.99

Thinking in Java is considered as one of the most complete Java books containing everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics. The latest edition covers several topics of Java 8 features in detail. It serves as an excellent resource for intermediate and advanced developers serious about object-oriented programming. 

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An accessible and engaging resource to fill in some of my knowledge gaps and make me a more confident Java developer. Samantha Berk, Amazon

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David Kopec is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Innovation at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

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