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The Well-Grounded Java Developer

Vital techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Summary

The Well-Grounded Java Developer offers a fresh and practical look at new Java 7 features, new JVM languages, and the array of supporting technologies you need for the next generation of Java-based software.
About the Book
The Well-Grounded Java Developer starts with thorough coverage of Java 7 features like try-with-resources and NIO.2. You'll then explore a cross-section of emerging JVM-based languages, including Groovy, Scala, and Clojure. You will find clear examples that are practical and that help you dig into dozens of valuable development techniques showcasing modern approaches to the dev process, concurrency, performance, and much more.

Written for readers familiar with Java. No experience with Java 7 or new JVM languages required.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
What's Inside

  • New Java 7 features
  • Tutorials on Groovy, Scala, and Clojure
  • Discovering multicore processing and concurrency
  • Functional programming with new JVM languages
  • Modern approaches to testing, build, and CI

Table of Contents

    PART 1 DEVELOPING WITH JAVA 7
  1. Introducing Java 7
  2. New I/O
  3. PART 2 VITAL TECHNIQUES
  4. Dependency Injection
  5. Modern concurrency
  6. Class files and bytecode
  7. Understanding performance tuning
  8. PART 3 POLYGLOT PROGRAMMING ON THE JVM
  9. Alternative JVM languages
  10. Groovy: Java's dynamic friend
  11. Scala: powerful and concise
  12. Clojure: safer programming
  13. PART 4 CRAFTING THE POLYGLOT PROJECT
  14. Test-driven development
  15. Build and continuous integration
  16. Rapid web development
  17. Staying well-grounded

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (July 9, 2012)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638351764

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