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Hi Everyone,

I want to learn Java 8 and I'm looking for the best book that will help me to master Java 8.

Thank you.
 
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What sort of Java® experience do you have already? Do you want an introductory book, or one to bring you up to speed now you already know Java5/6/7?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:What sort of Java® experience do you have already? Do you want an introductory book, or one to bring you up to speed now you already know Java5/6/7?



I already have some experience with Java 6/7
 
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Two general books I recommend you to try:-
Core Java SE 9 for the Impatient by Cay S. Horstmann (Addison-Wesley/Pearson) Amazon link
Modern Java in Action by Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, and Alan Mycroft (Manning) Amazon link Earlier edition called Java 8 in Action
I have some other slightly less general books.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Two general books I recommend you to try:-
Core Java SE 9 for the Impatient by Cay S. Horstmann (Addison-Wesley/Pearson) Amazon link
Modern Java in Action by Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, and Alan Mycroft (Manning) Amazon link Earlier edition called Java 8 in Action
I have some other slightly less general books.



Thank you so much. I will start with Modern Java in Action: Lambdas, streams, functional and reactive programming. How many houres should i spend on this book?
 
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Julio leopard banderas wrote:. . . Thank you so much. . . .

That's a pleasure

Spend as much time on the book as you need until you are confident you know what is in the book. If it takes you two months to read, that is what you need. Make sure to study and execute the code examples, too. You may find JShell (Java9+) good for trying code.
Another good book is Effective Java by Joshua Bloch (Oracle Press); there was a 3rd edition about one year ago.

I shall duplicate this discussion in another place; maybe that will give you more attention and maybe you will get more recommendations.
 
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Julio leopard banderas wrote:How many houres should i spend on this book?


This is a very odd question... I am not sure how any one would be able to answer that.

Campbell Ritchie wrote:...Effective Java by Joshua Bloch (Oracle Press); there was a 3rd edition about one year ago.


I think it would be best to refer to Effective Java once one has a good grip over all the topics. It's not a book for beginners, rather it's a guide for best practices.
 
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Good point, Salvin. I hoped that giving this thread better exposure would attract more opinions.
 
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