Codenotes for Java: Intermediate and Advanced Language Features
||Author: Gregory Brill|
List Price: $19.95
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Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (02 January, 2002)
Sales Rank: 102,423
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Good quick handbook
Similar to "Cliff Notes" for literature, but addresses basic Java language topics. Does a greate job pointing out "gotchas" that don't show up until you get deeper into programming. Thus, by reading this book you get some good coding wisdom early, rather than learning it the hard way at your own desk. The book is also quite terse, and gets to the point quickly. Complaint: Exceptions are fundamental, yet this book barely mentions them. A major omission.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent quick guide
If you are looking for a comprehensive guide, this is not it. However if you are looking for quick concise answers on such topics as reflection, interfaces, inner classes, localization, you might be happy to learn that this book won't leave you high and dry. It depicts each topic with just enough theory and examples to get you on your way. The section on localization is very good if you wish to get a quick intro to localization. Reflection is also very nicely highlighted in this book. I wish I had used this book before I used reflection like maniac throughout my projects.
Another cool thing about this book is the price. Under [priced]for a good Java book is something I really like given the fact that I buy books at an astronomical rate.
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