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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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