Thinking in Java

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Thinking in Java (ISBN 978-0131872486) is a book about the Java programming language, written by Bruce Eckel and first published in 1998. Prentice Hall published the 4th edition of the work in 2006. The book represents a print version of Eckel’s “Hands-on Java” seminar.[1]

Publishing history[edit]

Eckel has made various versions of the book publicly available online.[2]

Reception[edit]

"The particularly cool thing about Thinking in Java is that even though a large amount of information is covered at a rapid pace, it is somehow all easily absorbed and understood. This is a testament to both Eckel’s obvious mastery of the subject and his skilled writing style."[1]

Awards[edit]

Thinking in Java has won multiple awards from professional journals:

  • 1998 Java Developers Journal Editors Choice Award for Best Book [4]
  • Jolt Productivity Award, 1999[5]
  • 2000 JavaWorld Readers Choice Award for Best Book[4][6]
  • 2001 JavaWorld Editors Choice Award for Best Book [4][6]
  • 2003 Software Development Magazine Jolt Award for Best Book [6]
  • 2003 Java Developers Journal Readers Choice Award for Best Book [4][6]
  • 2007 Java Developer’s Journal Readers’ Choice Best Book[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://archive.is/20130102064904/http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1049569.html
  2. ^ Books & Book Support
  3. ^ http://lwn.net/Reviews/ThinkingInJava.php3
  4. ^ a b c d Amazon - Thinking In Java
  5. ^ 9th Annual Jolt and Productivity Awards, Dr. Dobbs Journal, 1999
  6. ^ a b c d Powells' Books - Thinking in Java
  7. ^ SYS-CON Media Announces the 2007 Java Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Awards