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The Well-Grounded Java Developer: Vital Techniques of Java 7 and Polyglot Programmingby Benjamin J. Evans
Synopses & Reviews
The Well-Grounded Java Developer offers a fresh and practical look at new Java 7 features, new JVM languages, and the array of supporting technologies you need for the next generation of Java-based software. About the Book
The Well-Grounded Java Developer starts with thorough coverage of Java 7 features like try-with-resources and NIO.2. You'll then explore a cross-section of emerging JVM-based languages, including Groovy, Scala, and Clojure. You will find clear examples that are practical and that help you dig into dozens of valuable development techniques showcasing modern approaches to the dev process, concurrency, performance, and much more.
Written for readers familiar with Java. No experience with Java 7 or new JVM languages required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
Table of Contents
PART 1 DEVELOPING WITH JAVA 7
PART 2 VITAL TECHNIQUES
PART 3 POLYGLOT PROGRAMMING ON THE JVM
PART 4 CRAFTING THE POLYGLOT PROJECT
The Java community has always been dynamic and fast-moving, with constant innovation on the core platform as well as a vibrant community ecosystem. New JVM-based languages like Groovy, Scala, and Clojure are redefining what it means to be a Java developer. The core Standard and Enterprise APIs now co-exist with a large and growing body of open source technologies. Multicore processors, concurrency, and massive data stores require new patterns and approaches to development. And with Java 7 due to release in 2011, there's still more to absorb.
The Well-Grounded Java Developer is a unique guide written for developers with a solid grasp of Java fundamentals. It provides a fresh, practical look at new Java 7 features along with the array of ancillary technologies that a working developer will use in building the next generation of business software.
About the Author
Ben Evans is Java developer working in the financial industry. He's an organizer for the UK Graduate Developer Community and a regular public speaker on Java and related topics.
Martijn Verburg (aka the "Diabolical Developer") is an independent Java and open source consultant, co-organizer for the London JUG, and a regular conference speaker on Java and open source.
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