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Hi guys.

I'm a beginner in Java but I happen to have a copy of Block's Effective Java (1st edition). I'm slowly grasping through
sections I feel somewhat comfortable with, along with my main source, Deitel's How to Program.

I know the concepts presented are not meant for beginners, so I'm wondering how can a novice like me
benefit from them.

I just read Chapter 7, General Programming. The first topic is about the scope of local variables, and one of the
examples includes a for loop where the number of repetitions is calculated besides the control variable and then used
in the loop-continuation condition like so:

My question is: should I use start using the tips from the book right away, or should I wait to get a little better at Java first?

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It's an excellent book with really good recommendations in. Read them quickly. If you can understand them, read them carefully and then use them. If you can't understand them, come back in 3-6 months and read them again.
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