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Here are some links to free literature to help you learn Java.

  • You can read the Java Tutorial available at:

  • And you can get hold of Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java here:

  • On JavaRanch we have our Camp Fire Stories where you can learn some Java concepts in a lighter vein:

  • And the JavaRanch Journal contains articles covering all aspects of Java from elementary to advanced:

  • You can learn all about Swing from the book Swing, including the full text of the first edition

  • A number of books are available for free from TheServerSide: Mastering EJB 3.0, Jakarta Struts Live, The J2EE Architect's Handbook, Servlets and JSP: The J2EE Technology Web Tier, Java Testing and Design, EJB Design Patterns

  • Bruce Perens Open Source Series of books makes the full text of tech books available 6 months after publication, e.g. "Apache Jakarta Commons: Reusable Java Components" and "Java Application Development on Linux"

  • Textbook classics by Niklaus Wirth: Algorithms and Data Structures and Compiler Construction

  • The 2nd edition of Volume 1 of Core Servlets and JSP is available as PDF for free.

  • The JNI book Java Native Interface: Programmer's Guide and Specification is available for free.

  • A collection of examples from Java Examples - Learn Java Programming by Examples

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