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?
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.