Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition
A Desktop Quick Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 418

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 it’s 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 they’re intertwined
  • Work with Java collections and handle common data formats
  • Delve into Java’s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channels
  • Use Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual Machine
  • Become familiar with development tools in OpenJDK
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Nice balance: tutorial and reference

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    Comments about oreilly Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition:

    Maintaining and good balance between tutorial and reference styles, this book gives the reader a good, bottom-up view of Java. The basics are covered completely and the meatier stuff (lambdas, regexs, etc.) at introduced with references to other works to fill in the details. Along with Effective Java (Bloch), this is a must read.

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    Well structure and well written.

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    I teach Java at a Community College so I'm always looking for good reference material for my students. The style of this book is quite approachable but also fairly complete in its exposition.

    Only the beginning chapters were currently available and I am still reading Chapter 2. But I like what I see.

    There does need to be quite a bit of editing done on this book because I found many mistakes in typography as well as program code. I'm hoping that this situation will improve in future updates of the book

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      Definitely the best Java reference

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