Thinking in Java
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.
Bruce Eckel wrote “On Java8” as a sequel for Thinking in Java and it is available in Google Play as an ebook.
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Eckel has made various versions of the book publicly available online.
- Tech Republic says:
- "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."
- Linux Weekly News praised the book in its review.
- CodeSpot says:
- "Thinking in Java is a must-read book, especially if you want to do programming in Java programing language or learn Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)."
Thinking in Java has won multiple awards from professional journals:
- 1998 Java Developers Journal Editors Choice Award for Best Book 
- Jolt Productivity Award, 1999
- 2000 JavaWorld Readers Choice Award for Best Book
- 2001 JavaWorld Editors Choice Award for Best Book 
- 2003 Software Development Magazine Jolt Award for Best Book 
- 2003 Java Developers Journal Readers Choice Award for Best Book 
- 2007 Java Developer’s Journal Readers’ Choice Best Book
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- ^ 9th Annual Jolt and Productivity Awards, Dr. Dobbs Journal, 1999
- ^ a b c d Powells' Books - Thinking in Java
- ^ SYS-CON Media Announces the 2007 Java Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Awards