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The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Understanding Java from the JVM up gives you a solid foundation to grow your expertise and take on advanced techniques for performance, concurrency, containerization, and more.

In The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition you will learn:

The new Java module system and why you should use it
Bytecode for the JVM, including operations and classloading
Performance tuning the JVM
Working with Java’s built-in concurrency and expanded options
Programming in Kotlin and Clojure on the JVM
Maximizing the benefits from your build/CI tooling with Maven and Gradle
Running the JVM in containers
Planning for future JVM releases

The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition introduces both the modern innovations and timeless fundamentals you need to know to become a Java master. Authors Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Jason Clark distill their decades of experience as Java Champions, veteran developers, and key contributors to the Java ecosystem into this clear and practical guide. You’ll discover how Java works under the hood and learn design secrets from Java’s long history. Each concept is illustrated with hands-on examples, including a fully modularized application/library and creating your own multithreaded application.

Foreword by Heinz Kabutz.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
Java is the beating heart of enterprise software engineering. Developers who really know Java can expect easy job hunting and interesting work. Written by experts with years of boots-on-the-ground experience, this book upgrades your Java skills. It dives into powerful features like modules and concurrency models and even reveals some of Java’s deep secrets.

About the book
With The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition you will go beyond feature descriptions and learn how Java operates at the bytecode level. Master high-value techniques for concurrency and performance optimization, along with must-know practices for build, test, and deployment. You’ll even look at alternate JVM languages like Kotlin and Clojure. Digest this book and stand out from the pack.

What's inside

The new Java module system
Performance tuning the JVM
Maximizing CI/CD with Maven and Gradle
Running the JVM in containers
Planning for future JVM releases

About the reader
For intermediate Java developers.

About the author
Benjamin J. Evans is a senior principal engineer at Red Hat. Martijn Verburg is the principal SWE manager for Microsoft’s Java Engineering Group. Both Benjamin and Martijn are Java Champions. Jason Clark is a principal engineer and architect at New Relic.

Table of Contents
1 Introducing modern Java
2 Java modules
3 Java 17
4 Class files and bytecode
5 Java concurrency fundamentals
6 JDK concurrency libraries
7 Understanding Java performance
8 Alternative JVM languages
9 Kotlin
10 Clojure: A different view of programming
11 Building with Gradle and Maven
12 Running Java in containers
13 Testing fundamentals
14 Testing beyond JUnit
15 Advanced functional programming
16 Advanced concurrent programming
17 Modern internals
18 Future Java

About The Authors

Ben Evans is a principal engineer at New Relic, a Java Champion, and the Java/JVM track lead at InfoQ, as well as a frequent contributor to Oracle's Java Magazine, and a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. He co-founded the Adopt-a-JSR and AdoptOpenJDK initiatives, and served on the Java Community Process Executive Committee for 6 years. Ben has also authored Optimizing Java, Java in a Nutshell, 7th Edition, and Java: The Legend.

Martijn Verburg is the principal SWE group manager for the Java Engineering Group at Microsoft. He is the co-leader of the London Java User Group (LJC) where he co-founded AdoptOpenJDK, the world's leading (non-Oracle) OpenJDK distribution. He has been made a Java Champion in recognition for his contribution to the Java ecosystem.

Jason Clark is a principal engineer and architect at New Relic, and was previously an architect at WebMD. A regular conference speaker, Jason contributes to the open-source project Shoes, aiming to make GUI programming easy and fun for beginners.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (November 22, 2022)
  • Length: 704 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617298875

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