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Java8 Pocket Guide

 
Kevin Florish
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Good luck with the book.

Is the pocket guide just a summary of syntax and language features or are their working examples including all the new additions in Java 8.

Thanks Kevin.
 
Robert James Liguori
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Hello Kevin,

Thank you for the question.

Constructing a guide was challenging as in our minds a 'guide' provides more than a 'reference' resource but less than a 'tutorial'.

So, yes... J8PG provides summaries on syntax and language feature, but also provides short/concise working examples throughout.

In regards to Java 8, there's an 8 page chapter on the new Data and Time API and a 7 page chapter on Lambda Expressions. Other additions and changes relative to Java 8 were made throughout the book (that was previously the Java 7 Pocket Guide).

So in regards to the J8PG design, we tried to cover the bare-bone basics... allowing online tutorials and thicker books to go into the needed depths as appropriate.

Thanks,
-- Robert
 
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