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
- New Java 7 features
- Tutorials on Groovy, Scala, and Clojure
- Discovering multicore processing and concurrency
- Functional programming with new JVM languages
- Modern approaches to testing, build, and CI
Table of Contents
PART 1 DEVELOPING WITH JAVA 7
- Introducing Java 7
- New I/O
PART 2 VITAL TECHNIQUES
- Dependency Injection
- Modern concurrency
- Class files and bytecode
- Understanding performance tuning
PART 3 POLYGLOT PROGRAMMING ON THE JVM
- Alternative JVM languages
- Groovy: Java's dynamic friend
- Scala: powerful and concise
- Clojure: safer programming
PART 4 CRAFTING THE POLYGLOT PROJECT
- Test-driven development
- Build and continuous integration
- Rapid web development
- Staying well-grounded
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 the CEO of jClarity, a startup which delivers performance tools to help development & ops teams. He is an organizer for the LJC (London's JUG) and a member of the JCP Executive Committee, helping define standards for the Java ecosystem. He is a Java Champion; JavaOne Rockstar; co-author of “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” and a regular public speaker on the Java platform, performance, concurrency, and related topics.
Martijn Verburg is the CEO of jClarity, a Java performance firm, co-leader of the London JUG, and a popular conference speaker.