Friday, October 27, 2006

Core Java

Books are the best companions to learn most of the things. If you are a novice at Java but a geek, get a copy of "The Java Programming Language". This books is quite concise and to the point and the father of Java(James Gosling), is one of the authors of this book.


1) Java SDK/JVM
2) Learning the Java programming language
Book Reviews External sites
Below is a list of links which have been reviewed by Java professionals who I personally don't know. But I found these reviews very interesting.

Java Book Reviews - TechBookReport : book and software reviews related to Java
This is the place to find Java book reviews covering all aspects of Java programming, from introductions to specialised topics to J2EE to primers on object oriented development. Also covered are topics dear to the hearts of Java developers, including books on development tools such as Eclipse, XML and web services from a Java perspective to general programming topics and software methodologies.
Book Reviews - Java world

List of Specifications

The Java Language Specification
he Java Language Specification, Third Edition - Written by the inventors of the technology, The Java Language Specification, Third Edition is the definitive technical reference for the Java programming language. If you want to know the precise meaning of the language's constructs, this is the source for you. The book provides complete, accurate, and detailed coverage of the Java programming language. It provides full coverage of all new features added in since the previous edition including generics, annotations, asserts, autoboxing, enums, for each loops, variable arity methods and static import clause
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The Java Virtual Machine Specification
The JavaTM Virtual Machine Specification, Second Edition is now available. In The Java Virtual Machine Specification, Second Edition, Sun's designers of the Java virtual machine provide comprehensive coverage of the Java virtual machine class file format and instruction set. In addition, the book contains directions for compiling the virtual machine with numerous practical examples to clarify how it operates in practice. The book also demonstrates the Java virtual machine's powerful verification techniques. In all, the book provides sufficient detail to enable you to implement your own fully-compatible Java virtual machine, or on the other hand, to just really understand what makes the Java technology work.
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