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Once you've learned how to write Java programs, the following books will show you how to write better programs. If you have a book to recommend, please email me.

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Effective Java Programming Language Guide
J. Bloch
Addison-Wesley, 2001

This enormously popular book provides 57 tips for writing better Java programs. Topics include naming conventions, the design of classes and methods, and ways to improve program efficiency.

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The Elements of Java Style
A. Vermeulen, S. W. Ambler, G. Bumgardner, E. Metz, T. Misfeldt, J. Shur, and P. Thompson
Cambridge University Press, 2000

This compact (7" x 4.5", 125-page) book sets forth a simple set of rules for writing and maintaining Java programs. If you follow these rules, your code will be better and your life will be easier!

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