SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

 
User avatar
JTB
Topic Author
Posts: 221
Joined: August 20th, 2010, 9:28 am

Java books

August 9th, 2011, 2:34 pm

My objective is to learn java so I can create trading algorithms for my master thesis.I have knowledge of R and C++.I would be happy if you could recommend some "must-do-introduction" books in java (with many/good examples) and more advanced books/documents in terms of "programming in java". Especially how to use libraries relevant for finance, "reading data" into java, saving output to files (csv-files etc.) for graphing.Important words: good introduction books/docuents in java, good programming books for java, books on how to do econometric/statistical/financial analysis with java.
 
User avatar
Hansi
Posts: 3300
Joined: January 25th, 2010, 11:47 am

Java books

August 9th, 2011, 2:45 pm

These are the only Java books I have and have ever needed for the stuff I've worked on: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596514190/ and http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596007124I'm sure JB can recommend a dozen more.But why do this in java, personally I'd just go with R as it's just for a thesis anyway, no need to integrate with existing systems etc.
 
User avatar
quantmeh
Posts: 5974
Joined: April 6th, 2007, 1:39 pm

Java books

August 9th, 2011, 3:05 pm

i do the same thing with all languages: read a creator's book end to end, work on all exercises. it worked very well for me. get Gosling's book on Java.I even learned C++ by reading Strosutrup's book, which sounds rather insane these days. btw, it was a samizdat book, he Bjarn didn't get a penny of royalties
 
User avatar
JTB
Topic Author
Posts: 221
Joined: August 20th, 2010, 9:28 am

Java books

August 9th, 2011, 7:05 pm

Thanks for the information. Could you please be more specific about the book title? As I can see (amazon.com), he got 2 books on java. Which one do you got?Hansi and quantmeh: I appreciate your help!
 
User avatar
quantmeh
Posts: 5974
Joined: April 6th, 2007, 1:39 pm

Java books

August 9th, 2011, 7:40 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: JTB Could you please be more specific about the book title?ISBN 0-321-34980-6
 
User avatar
gerushto
Posts: 9
Joined: April 28th, 2011, 9:48 am

Java books

August 10th, 2011, 10:30 am

Effective Java and Design Patterns are excellent books
 
User avatar
tagoma
Posts: 18351
Joined: February 21st, 2010, 12:58 pm

Java books

August 13th, 2011, 9:06 am

i like very much "The Java Tutorials" you can find here . they take you by the hand. the complete index of these tutorials is here .i have an electronic copy of "Thinking in Java 4th Ed", too. the book is right (the whole layout is far more better than "Thinking in C++") but, it is NOT comfortable reading a 1000-page book on the screen IMO.
 
User avatar
wario
Posts: 2
Joined: January 22nd, 2011, 1:33 pm

Java books

August 25th, 2011, 1:34 pm

Most java books are too elementary and therefor a waste of time if you have prior programming experience. I recommend: "Java Concisely" as a language reference. "Effective Java" to get up to speed on do's / dont's.Actually, have you considered Scala??
 
User avatar
zeta
Posts: 1969
Joined: September 27th, 2005, 3:25 pm
Location: Houston, TX
Contact:

Java books

August 25th, 2011, 2:28 pm

+1 scala; you might also check out functionaljava.org, I've hacked with this. The Sun java langspec is also a good read.
ABOUT WILMOTT

PW by JB

Wilmott.com has been "Serving the Quantitative Finance Community" since 2001. Continued...


Twitter LinkedIn Instagram

JOBS BOARD

JOBS BOARD

Looking for a quant job, risk, algo trading,...? Browse jobs here...


GZIP: On