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Java in a Nutshell

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    It's a Reference, how much can you say?

    I bought the book; I'll use it when I need to reference specific classes of functionality. It's not like I'm using it everyday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2007

    Not for the Faint of Heart

    The subject of this book is presented in a direct, technical, no-nonsense manner. The information is very useful to those with a technical background - especially in programming. Those just starting out would probably be better served by approaching this subject at a lower level. For those with experience, everything is there (although, at times it does get a little dry).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    good sign of Java's vitality

    Recently, Sun gave us a significant upgrade to Java - the release of Java 5. A slew of the inevitable bug fixes. But also key new features, as explained here by Flanagan in the 5th edition of his long running reference. Some new abilities lead to notational simplification, like autoboxing. So if k is an Integer, you can now say 'k=5' instead of the clumsier 'k=new Integer(5)'. With a similar inverse process if q is an int, of being able to write 'q=k' rather than 'q=k.intValue()'. Though of course the older forms are still valid, for backward compatibility. Hey, varargs are now allowed! Much to the pleasure of some of you who came from C programming and used this nice feature. Ever since Java came out, there has been a continual, albeit quiet, push for varargs. Finally! By now, experienced Java programmers may be familiar with earlier versions of the book. There may be mild astonishment at the sheer heft of this edition. Thanks to its popularity, Java has bulked up in the number and scope of its classes. The book is a reassuring sign of Java's vitality.

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    Posted December 1, 2009

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