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3 Best Eclipse IDE Books for Java Developers

These are my favorite books to learn Eclipse IDE for Java and JEE development. I have also shared online courses which you can join to learn quickly and better.

3 Best Eclipse IDE Books for Java Developers
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Hello Java Programmers, if you are looking for the best resource to learn Eclipse IDE then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the free and best Eclipse courses for Java developers. In this article, I am going to share the best books to learn Eclipse IDE for Java and JEE development.

In order to become a good Java developer solid knowledge of Eclipse IDE, or whatever IDE you use, like Netbeans or IntelliJIDea, is a must. Java has been blessed with excellent tooling which turbo-charges application development.

IDEs or Integrated Development Environment allows you to code, run, test, and debug from just one tool.

They are immense productivity boosters. Since I have started Java development coding in Notepad, TextPad, and JCreator, I know how it feels to have the power of IDEs with you.

There are three major IDEs in the Java world, Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJIDEA. The first two are free, and the third one requires a license. I use Eclipse, and it’s also the most popular IDE in the Java world.

I have been writing about Eclipse productivity tips and useful shortcuts for a long time in this blog, but I have never shared some great books to learn Eclipse IDE.

I didn’t think about it until one of the readers chatted with me on Facebook and ask for some recommendations because he was struggling with Eclipse and his project requires him to work on Eclipse IDE.

This article is dedicated to all those Java programmers who want to learn Eclipse IDE better. It doesn’t matter, where you are a core Java programmer or a Java EE developer, you will learn a lot from these Eclipse books.

You will not only learn how to use Eclipse IDE effectively but also, learn some hidden gems of Eclipse, which will help you in your day-to-day work. It’s always worth investing some time and money learning the Eclipse IDE itself, this will make you more productive in Eclipse IDE.

Btw, Along with these books, I also recommend you to check the Beginners Eclipse Java IDE Training Course from Udemy to learn in a more interactive way.

3 Best Books to Learn Eclipse IDE for Java JEE Developers

Without wasting any more of your time, here are my favorite books to learn Eclipse IDE for Java and JEE Development. These books are written by experts like Lars Vogel and others who use Eclipse IDE every day.

These books will not only help you to code better in Java but also help you to run and debug Java applications faster. You will also be able to better navigate between classes, methods, and packages.

The IDE is an essential tool for both reading and writing code and these books will teach you how to master Eclipse IDE to become a better Java programmer.

1. Eclipse IDE (vogella) Kindle Edition

If you have just downloaded Eclipse IDE for Java or JEE developers and are not sure how to start, read the Eclipse IDE (vogella) by Lars Vogel. It’s a Kindle book but one of the best books to learn Eclipse from scratch.

This book assumes no prior knowledge and can be used by a new Java developer to learn Eclipse. It’s an essential read if you want to become a more productive Java developer.

It covers a more recent version of Eclipse IDE, so it’s one of the updated books to learn Eclipse in the market.

best book to learn Eclipse IDE

And, if you want a more active learning experience, then you can also combine this book with the Eclipse Guided Tour — Part 1 and 2 courses from Pluralsight for more active learning.

Though you would need a Pluralsight membership to join this course which costs around $29 per month, you can also use their 10-day-free trial to join this course for FREE.

2. Java EE Development with Eclipse

If you are a Java web developer and use JEE for backend development then Just remember, you need Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers to access the database.

It contains tools for database development, like database explorer. The Eclipse IDE for Java Developers doesn’t contain those tools by default. FYI, I am using Eclipse Java EE IDE for Web Developers, Version: Kepler Service Release 2.

And, that’s where Ram Kulkarni’s Java EE Development with Eclipse book, which will help you to write code, debug, test, and troubleshoot Java EE 7 applications right from the Eclipse IDE. One of the best Eclipse books for Java EE developers.

best book to learn Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers

3. Eclipse in Action: A Guide for the Java Developer

The third book, which I am going to suggest is one of the most popular ones, and many of you already knew about it, David Gallardo’s Eclipse in Action: A Guide for the Java Developer.

Once you download Eclipse and realize that it’s quite big took, you need a textbook that can help you to move along.

This book, which is full of practical tips, tricks, and step-by-step guides to tell you how to run a Java program or how to remote debug a Java program.

This book will tell you everything about Eclipse features, plugins, and how to use Eclipse for Java JEE development.

best book to learn Eclipse IDE for Java programmers

And, if you need a course, I suggest you combine this book with the Eclipse Debugging Techniques And Tricks course from Udemy. It’s a nice course to learn important stuff in quick time.

That’s all about the best Eclipse books Java developers can read to learn in and out of Eclipse IDE and make the most of it for Java and JEE development. These books will not only teach you how to run and debug Java program in Eclipse but also each how to write JSP, how to use content assist with JSP and Servlet, how to install Tomcat Server for running Java web application from Eclipse etc. In short, one of the good companion books when you start using Eclipse IDE.

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Thanks for reading this article so far. If you like this article, then please share it with your friends and colleagues. If you have any questions or feedback, then please drop a comment.

P. S. — If you prefer IntelliJIDEA over Eclipse and looking for some free resources to learn IntelliJIDEA better for Java programming then I also suggest you check out this free IntelliJIDEA course on Udemy. It’s a great course to improve your productivity on IntelliJIDEA.



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