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11 Best Java Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Java books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best java books" into our search engine and study the top 5 pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 1

    Head First Java

    Kathy Sierra

  2. 2

    Effective Java

    Joshua Bloch

  3. 3
  4. 4


    A Beginner's Guide

    Herbert Schildt

  5. 5
  6. 7
  7. 8

    Thinking in Java

    Bruce Eckel

  8. 10


  • How was this Java books list created?

    We searched for "best Java books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Java books are in this list?

    There are 11 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Java books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Java books on the internet.

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