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    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 Webreview.com
    Java Servlet Tutorial from Webmonkey
    Servlet and JSP Tutorial
    Servlet Essentials from Novocode
    Java Tutorials from JSPInsider.com
    Introduction to JSP Tutorial
    The Advanced Java/J2EE Tutorial
    Sun JFC Swing Tutorial
    Java Lecture Notes
    Java Programming Course at Gamelan.com
    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:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/j.title.doc.html
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.

http://www.artima.com/objectsandjava/webuscript/index.html
Objects and Java: Building Object-Oriented, Multi-Threaded Applications with Java, by Bill Venners - this free book is a work-in-progress.

http://books.iuniverse.com/viewbooks.asp?isbn=1583482180&page=1
Principles of Object-Oriented Programming in Java 1.1 - The Practical Guide to Effective, Efficient Program Design. (free book)

http://books.iuniverse.com/viewbooks.asp?isbn=0595135005&page=fm1
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)

http://books.iuniverse.com/viewbooks.asp?isbn=1583482172&page=fm1
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:
http://theserverside.com/resources/books/ejb-book-roman.zip

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.

http://www.empowermentzone.com/java_age.zip
Programming with VisualAge for Java

http://www.empowermentzone.com/javatalk.zip
Java Speech API Programmer's Guide

http://www.empowermentzone.com/java_tut.zip
The Java Tutorial by Sun Microsystems

http://www.empowermentzone.com/javahelp.zip
Collection of Java help files

http://www.empowermentzone.com/jdk11doc.zip
Complete documentation for the Java Development Kit version 1.1

http://www.empowermentzone.com/java28dy.zip
Teach Yourself Java in 28 Days

http://www.empowermentzone.com/java_use.zip
Using Java

http://www.empowermentzone.com/vj21days.zip
Teach Yourself Visual J++ in 21 Days

http://web.archive.org/web/20010804150909/http://cesis.lv/learn/Java/index.htm
Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days, Professional Reference Edition

http://freebooks.by.ru/view/JavaDevelopersGuide/index.htm
Java Developer's Guide

http://freebooks.by.ru/view/JavaQuickReference/ewtoc.html
Java Quick Reference

http://freebooks.by.ru/view/JavaInternetGameProgIn21day/index.htm
Internet Game Programming with Java in 21 Days

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/langspec-1.0
Java 1.0 Official Specifications

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/jdk1.0/api
Guide to JDK 1.0

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/Javalocale
Java Locale

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/vmspec
Java VM Specifications

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/JavDev
Java Developers Guide

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/Jintra
Intranet With Java

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/UJ11
Using Java 1.1

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/Marimba
Marimba

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/ZhPP
J++

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/1.1JUpdate
What's New in Java 1.1

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/jdk1.1.7B/docs
Guide to JDK 1.1.7

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/OLDui/OLDui
Creating User Interface With java.awt

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/Junleashed
Java Unleashed

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/KofeynyyPrimer
Java By Example

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/JSol
Java Expert Solutions

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/J11
Java 1.1 In A Day

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/JWP
Web Programming With Java

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/langenviron
The Java Language Environment

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/Jtuta
Guide to Java from Sun Microsystems

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/jdk1.2/docs
Guide to JDK 1.2

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/codeconv
Java Code Conventions

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/GameLANjava
The Official Gamelan Java Directory

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/J21
Java In 21 Days

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/WebApp
Creating Web Applets With Java

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/JaTricks
Java Tricks

http://www.docs.rinet.ru:8080/JavaBeans
Presenting Java Beans

http://web.archive.org/web/20010804150909/http://cesis.lv/learn/Java/index.htm
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.

http://www.nopayweb.com/computerbook/java.shtml
Many Free Online Java Books



Free Chapters from Oreilly Books:

http://fatbrain.oreilly.com/catalog/javacook/ch18.html
Web Server Java: Servlets and JSP -chapter from Java Cookbook

http://fatbrain.oreilly.com/catalog/javaxml2/ch12.html
SOAP -chapter from Java & XML, 2nd Edition

http://fatbrain.oreilly.com/catalog/javaxslt/ch05.html
XSLT Processing with Java -chapter from Java and XSLT

http://fatbrain.oreilly.com/news/javaxslt_0801.html
Top Ten Java and XSLT Tips -by Eric M. Burke, author Java and XSLT

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javanut3/chapter/ch04.html
The Java Platform -chapter from Java In a Nutshell, 3rd Edition

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jfcnut/chapter/ch03.html
Swing Programming Topics -chapter from Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jentnut/chapter/ch04.html
Java IDL -chapter from Java Enterprise in a Nutshell

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jenut2/chapter/ch19.html
XML -chapter from Java Examples in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jservlet2/chapter/ch12.html
Enterprise Servlets and J2EE -chapter from Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jservlet/chapter/ch03.html
The Servlet Life Cycle -chapter from Java Servlet Programming

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jserverpages/chapter/ch05.html
Generating Dynamic Content -chapter from JavaServer Pages

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javadc/chapter/ch03.html
Distributing Objects -chapter from Java Distributed Computing

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jthreads2/chapter/ch01.html
Java Distributed Computing -chapter from Java Threads, 2nd Edition

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javabeans/chapter/ch01.html
Introduction -chapter from Developing Java Beans

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javadata/chapter/ch04.html
Database Access Through JDBC -chapter from Database Programming with JDBC and Java

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javasec/chapter/ch01.html
Java Application Security -chapter from Java Security

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javacrypt/chapter/ch06.html
Authentication -chapter from Java Cryptography

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jswing/chapter/index.html
4 Free Chapters from Java Swing

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/entjbeans2/chapter/ch04.html
Developing Your First Enterprise Beans -chapter from Enterprise JavaBeans, 2nd Edition

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javanp2/chapter/ch11.html
Sockets for Servers -chapter from Java Network Programming, 2nd Edition

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javaio/chapter/ch05.html
Network Streams -chapter from Java I/O

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/java2d/chapter/ch04.html
Painting and Stroking - chapter from Java 2D Graphics


http://www.javasoft.com/docs/books/tutorial/index.html

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.

http://chichi.snm.emu.id.au/~scott/java/servletdoc/
Java Servlet Documentation

http://www.empowermentzone.com/thinkjav.zip
Thinking in Java

Chapter 1 - A Revisionist History of Programming - from Java Principles of Object-Oriented Programming

http://www.ora.com/catalog/javapt/chapter/ch04.html
Object Creation - chapter from Java Performance Tuning

http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~bill/jbook.html
6 Free Chapters online from the book, Mastering Java

Java Frequently Asked Questions:
    Java FAQ (www-net.com)
    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

Javageeks.com White Papers

JBuilder and Java White Papers from Borland and more of same

ITworld.com 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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