What's New in Java 7?
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 14

Java 7 has a number of features that will please developers. Madhusudhan Konda provides an overview of these, including strings in switch statements, multi-catch exception handling, try-with-resource statements, the new File System API, extensions of the JVM, support for dynamically-typed languages, and the fork and join framework for task parallelism.

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      5.0

      Short and Effective

      By Sujit Pal

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        Comments about oreilly What's New in Java 7?:

        We have already standardized on Java 7 at work for the last 3-4 months, but I haven't had the time to learn the new features so I could effectively use them (contrast to the move to Java 5 when I couldn't wait to try out generics :-)). Now that Java 8 is round the corner, with features like lambdas that I once again can't wait to try out, I figured it would be a good idea to learn what Java 7 offers already. The book is an easy read, nice code examples, took about 30 minutes to learn enough about the new features to use them effectively.

         
        4.0

        generally ok!

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            But I could do with some more info on the Fork/Join Framework...

             
            3.0

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              I initially got the book in the hopes that it would be more informative than I found it to be. It is helpful in some things but very general overall.

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              5.0

              Quick introduction to Java 1.7

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                Comments about oreilly What's New in Java 7?:

                Concise and simple introduction into Java 1.7. Madhusudhan goes over new features in Java 1.7 and whenever possible shows how it was done in past and how can it be achieved using 1.7.

                It will take you approx. 10-20 minutes to read and you will get up nice overview of what to expect in Java 1.7.

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                5.0

                great primer for java 7 enhancements

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                  Comments about oreilly What's New in Java 7?:

                  Loved it! It didn't take more than 20-30 mins and I really enjoyed reading it. Simple and a good primer overview. Especially the examples were very good.

                  It was so light yet informative that I could finsh it while having my lunch.

                  Would recommend to people who are busy and would just first like to get a quick glimpse of some key enhancements in java 7 - without getting into details.

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