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The Best Free Java Training and Tutorials:
    Java Programming Resources
    19 Free Java Courses from IBM
     Introduction to Programming Using Java -Full TOC  -PDF version
    Studying for Java Certification on the Web
    Thinking In Java, by Bruce Eckel, 2nd Edition
    Richard Baldwin's Java Tutorials, plus Javascript and XML
    Jyothi Krishnan Java Certification Study Site
    Java Certification & Training by Michael Thomas
    Further Java, University of Cambridge
    The Java Boutique: The Ultimate Java Applet Resource: Articles: Tutorials
    The Developer's Guide to Understanding Enterprise JavaBeans Applications (pdf)
    Mastering_Enterprise_JavaBeans and the Java 2 Platform (zipped pdf)
    Java Bean Tutorial from Sun
    A Walking Tour of JavaBeans
    Advanced JavaBeans
    Java Servlet Articles from
    Java Servlet Tutorial from Webmonkey
    Servlet and JSP Tutorial
    Servlet Essentials from Novocode
    Java Tutorials from
    Introduction to JSP Tutorial
    The Advanced Java/J2EE Tutorial
    Sun JFC Swing Tutorial
    Java Lecture Notes
    Java Programming Course at
    Java Technology Zone at IBM DeveloperWorks
    100% Pure Java (portability)  -100 Percent Pure Java Cookbook  -JavaPureCheck
    Java Book Series from Sun
    Sun Certified Java Programmer Pre-Exam Essentials
    Web Developer Java Tutorials
    Many Java Resources at Cetus-Links
    Sun's Java Certification Page

Free Java Training Materials and Free Java Books:
The Java Language Specification - Second Edition - This book attempts a complete specification of the syntax and semantics of the language. We intend that the behavior of every language construct is specified here, so that all implementations will accept the same programs.
Objects and Java: Building Object-Oriented, Multi-Threaded Applications with Java, by Bill Venners - this free book is a work-in-progress.
Principles of Object-Oriented Programming in Java 1.1 - The Practical Guide to Effective, Efficient Program Design. (free book)
Java & Internet Security - This book offers you introductory and advanced discussions of the hottest security technologies for developing and understanding successful e-business applications.
(free book)
The Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Java - Java is really quite easy to learn if you have some Visual Basic experience. Furthermore, it gives you a powerful way of moving from standalone Windows programming to GUI programming of web pages and interactions of client and server processes across networks. (free book)

Here is a great free book:
Mastering Enterprise Java Beans and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition:

This is a Free electronic download for viewing Ed Roman's book, 'Mastering Enterprise Java Beans'. This book costs almost $50.00 at the bookstores, but is now available for free. This is a must have book for those learning and understanding EJBs.
Programming with VisualAge for Java
Java Speech API Programmer's Guide
The Java Tutorial by Sun Microsystems
Collection of Java help files
Complete documentation for the Java Development Kit version 1.1
Teach Yourself Java in 28 Days
Using Java
Teach Yourself Visual J++ in 21 Days
Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days, Professional Reference Edition
Java Developer's Guide
Java Quick Reference
Internet Game Programming with Java in 21 Days
Java 1.0 Official Specifications
Guide to JDK 1.0
Java Locale
Java VM Specifications
Java Developers Guide
Intranet With Java
Using Java 1.1
What's New in Java 1.1
Guide to JDK 1.1.7
Creating User Interface With java.awt
Java Unleashed
Java By Example
Java Expert Solutions
Java 1.1 In A Day
Web Programming With Java
The Java Language Environment
Guide to Java from Sun Microsystems
Guide to JDK 1.2
Java Code Conventions
The Official Gamelan Java Directory
Java In 21 Days
Creating Web Applets With Java
Java Tricks
Presenting Java Beans
Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days (389 KB, html format) - This book teaches you all about the Java language and how to use it to create applets and applications.
Many Free Online Java Books

Free Chapters from Oreilly Books:
Web Server Java: Servlets and JSP -chapter from Java Cookbook
SOAP -chapter from Java & XML, 2nd Edition
XSLT Processing with Java -chapter from Java and XSLT
Top Ten Java and XSLT Tips -by Eric M. Burke, author Java and XSLT
The Java Platform -chapter from Java In a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Swing Programming Topics -chapter from Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell
Java IDL -chapter from Java Enterprise in a Nutshell
XML -chapter from Java Examples in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
Enterprise Servlets and J2EE -chapter from Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
The Servlet Life Cycle -chapter from Java Servlet Programming
Generating Dynamic Content -chapter from JavaServer Pages
Distributing Objects -chapter from Java Distributed Computing
Java Distributed Computing -chapter from Java Threads, 2nd Edition
Introduction -chapter from Developing Java Beans
Database Access Through JDBC -chapter from Database Programming with JDBC and Java
Java Application Security -chapter from Java Security
Authentication -chapter from Java Cryptography
4 Free Chapters from Java Swing
Developing Your First Enterprise Beans -chapter from Enterprise JavaBeans, 2nd Edition
Sockets for Servers -chapter from Java Network Programming, 2nd Edition
Network Streams -chapter from Java I/O
Painting and Stroking - chapter from Java 2D Graphics

The Java Tutorial - This is a practical guide for programmers with hundreds of complete, working examples. The Tutorial is organized into trails--groups of lessons on a particular subject.
Java Servlet Documentation
Thinking in Java

Chapter 1 - A Revisionist History of Programming - from Java Principles of Object-Oriented Programming
Object Creation - chapter from Java Performance Tuning
6 Free Chapters online from the book, Mastering Java

Java Frequently Asked Questions:
    Java FAQ (
    JavaSoft FAQ Index
Java eZines:
    Java World
    Java Pro
     Mining Company - Focus on Java
    Java Developer's Journal
    Java Report Online
     NC World Archives
     Servlet Central
Java Programming Standards:
    Java Programming Standards (.rtf, 338 kb)
    The JavaBeans 1.01 Specification
    Enterprise JavaBeans Specifications
    Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language
    AmbySoft's. Java Coding Standards (pdf)
Java Documentation:
    Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition Documentation - Version 1.3
    Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0 Documentation
    Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1 Documentation
    JavaBeans API Definitions
    Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v1.2.2 API Specification
    Related Java APIs
Object Oriented:
    Don't Fear the OOP
    Techniques for Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    The Essence of Object Oriented Programming
    Object Oriented System Development (book)
    Cetus Links - Object-Orientation
    OOSE Articles
    Object-Oriented Software Engineering Tutorials and Links
    Object-Oriented Programming Concepts from Sun
    Object-Oriented Information Sources - Teaching
    Object-Oriented FAQ

Java White Papers and Tutorials:

Java White Papers from Sun

Java 2 Technology White Papers from IBM

Scott Ambler's Online Writings White Papers

JBuilder and Java White Papers from Borland and more of same White Papers and Analyst Reports Database: Search Results for Java

Wireless Java Presentations and Papers

Java Technology for Business Intelligence (free registration)

JavaBeans and EJB Primer

J2EE vs. Microsoft.NET - A comparison of building XML-based web services - In this whitepaper, we will make a powerful comparison between the two choices that businesses have for building XML-based web services.

Bean Connect: Using Java Objects To Implement Crossware Programs - Describes a new Java program model for creating crossware applications that support multiple Java objects running in the same execution space.

J2EE and JDBC: Foundations for Enterprise Computing (.pdf) - Explains how JDBC fits into an enterprise Java architecture.

Designing Performance-Optimized JDBC Applications (.pdf)- How to use various design and implementation methods so your JDBC applications run more efficiently and generate less network traffic. Includes code examples.


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