Java in a Nutshell – Benjamin J. Evans, David Flanagan – 6th Edition


The latest edition of in a Nutshell is designed to help experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it’s also a path for new developers.

Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern 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 to core concepts and APIs that shows you how to perform real programming work in the environment.

– Get up to speed on language details, including 8 changes.
– Learn programming, using basic syntax.
– Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions.
– Understand basic techniques used in design.
– Examine concurrency and memory, and how they’re intertwined.
– Work with 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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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Java Environment
2. Java Syntax from the Ground Up
3. Object-Oriented Programming in Java
4. The Java Type System
5. Introduction to Object-Oriented Design in Java
6. Java’s Approach to Memory and Concurrency
7. Programming and Documentation Conventions
8. Working with Java Collections
9. Handling Common Data Formats
10. File Handling and I/O
11. Classloading, Reflection, and Method Handles
12. Nashorn
13. Platform Tools and Profiles

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