Java: The Good Parts
by Jim Waldo

Java: The Good Parts<br>by Jim Waldo
Item# 0596803737
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What if you could condense Java down to its very best features and build better applications with that simpler version? In this book, veteran Sun Labs engineer Jim Waldo reveals which parts of Java are most useful, and why those features make Java among the best programming languages available.

Every language eventually builds up crud, Java included. The core language has become increasingly large and complex, and the libraries associated with it have grown even more. Learn how to take advantage of Java's best features by working with an example application throughout the book. You may not like some of the features Jim Waldo considers good, but they'll actually help you write better code.

  • Learn how the type system and packages help you build large-scale software
  • Use exceptions to make code more reliable and easier to maintain
  • Manage memory automatically with garbage collection
  • Discover how the JVM provides portability, security, and nearly bug-free code
  • Use Javadoc to embed documentation within the code
  • Take advantage of reusable data structures in the collections library
  • Use Java RMI to move code and data in a distributed network
  • Learn how Java concurrency constructs let you exploit multicore processors

    In this book, one of the most highly respected developers in the Java world peels away 15 years of additions and changes to reveal the very best parts of Java, and shows you how those parts alone will help you build better applications. You may not like some of the features this book reveals, but you'll actually write better code with them. Java: The Good Parts is essential for every Java developer, from beginners to advanced programmers.


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    Publisher: O'Reilly Media
    Page Count (est.): 178
    ISBN10: 0596803737
    ISBN13: 9780596803735
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 4/30/2010