Synopses & Reviews
The latest edition of Java in a Nutshell is designed to help experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but its also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, the first section of this thoroughly updated book provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform.
The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that shows you how to perform real programming work in the Java environment.
- Get up to speed on language details, including Java 8 changes
- Learn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntax
- Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions
- Understand basic techniques used in object-oriented design
- Examine concurrency and memory, and how theyre intertwined
- Work with Java collections and handle common data formats
- Delve into Javas latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channels
- Become familiar with development tools in OpenJDK
The sixth edition of Java in a Nutshell helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but its also a learning path for new developers. With examples rewritten to take full advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this fully updated book brings you up to date and gets you ready to develop Java applications for the future.
- Learn how lambda expressions make your programs shorter, and easier to write and understand
- Start using the new I/O APIs to make your code cleaner, shorter, and safer
- Understand Javas concurrency model and learn how to write multithreaded code with confidence
About the Author
Ben Evans is theCo-founder and Technology Fellow of jClarity, a startup which delivers performance tools to help development & ops teams. He helps to organise the London Java Community, and represents them on the Java Community Process Executive Committee where he works to define new 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.