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Chaz Branham
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Could you please provide the over all purpose of this pocket guide and why it would be benificial to have one?
 
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Thank you Chaz for the question.

The overall purpose of this book is to provide quick answers to developers in the Java space.

For example, answers to questions about working with JAR files, getting a list of valuable tools, understanding numeric promotion rules, etc. can all be found out quickly when using this guide. Yes, you can Google for these answers too... but with the guide, you can earmark the pages and have the answers at an arms length.

-- Robert
 
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Is there any topic that seems to stand out the most or is the book fairly general? Also how many pages is the book?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my earlier questions.
 
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Hello Chaz,

Good question, thank you so much for asking.

I personally like how we reduced the information for the Java Collections Framework (chapter 15) and the Generics Framework (chapter 16).

Actually, I took the (Crayon color comparison) example from the Comparator (Functional) Interface section of the collections chapter and made a screencast out of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6h9OWnOKg&index=4&list=PL_U9lz7Pm0oJpkVY9v_4iwDEvguStnPUG

Note that this was my first shot at making a screencast, so it wasn't done too well, but I am learning from my presentation mistakes (as were annotated by people in the comments section of the video).

Also, the book is 210 pages, 223 counting the index. The original JPG was 158 pages, 177 counting the index. I don't have the J7PG in front of me to check it's page count.

Thanks again for asking.
-- Robert
 
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