Java Developer's Bookshelf

By LHBooks

By LHBooks

97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts

$44.99 $41.39

As the title says, 97 essays on useful things to know. You might even find my name on the list of contributors.

Head First Java

Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates

$59.99 $55.19

A good visual learner's introduction to the language.

Effective Java

Joshua Bloch

$54.99

How to design programs that work, and work well together.

Java in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

David Flanagan and Benjamin J. Evans

$59.99 $55.19

Faster, dryer and more detailed than Head First Java. Great if you know another C-family language, though that's not a necessary precondition.

Think Java: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Chris Mayfield and Allen B. Downey

$49.99 $45.99

Undergraduate CS course book in Java.

Java Cookbook: Problems and Solutions for Java Developers

Ian F. Darwin

$69.99 $64.39

My own contribution: how to perform common (and a few not-so-common) tasks in modern Java. Updated for Java 11-14.

Head First Design Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software

Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson

$69.99 $64.39

How to use Design Patterns to make your software more reliable and maintainable.

Java Concurrency in Practice

Doug Lea, Tim Peierls, et al.

$59.99 $55.19

Every dev needs to understand concurrency, and many need help to understand. This book provides it.

Java Performance: In-Depth Advice for Tuning and Programming Java 8, 11, and Beyond

Scott Oaks

$59.99 $55.19

Java generally has good performance, but there are cases where you need to improve it by altering your code. Use this guide.

Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Neal Gafter and Joshua Bloch

$49.99

Every programming language has some "interesting" corner cases. This book will explode your head as you try to figure out why some obvious things aren't so obvious.

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Ralph Johnson, Erich Gamma, et al.

$59.99

The classic work on Design Patterns, first released the same year as Java itself. Patterns apply to most OO languages; although the examples in the text are in C++ you can read them.

Java 9 Modularity: Patterns and Practices for Developing Maintainable Applications

Paul Bakker and Sander Mak

$39.99

Sander shares his very detailed knowledge of modules, one of the biggest changes in recent Java history.

Functional Programming in Java: How Functional Techniques Improve Your Java Programs

Pierre-Yves Saumont

$49.99

While Java can never become a pure functional language, modern Java offers a lot of support for FP, and this book explores how to use that to become "a better Java developer."

Unix: A History and a Memoir

Brian W. Kernighan

$18.95

C and Unix had a big influence on Java; Kernighan had a big influence on Unix, and tells its story here.