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This week, we're delighted to have Josh Bloch helping to answer questions about the new book Effective Java (3rd Edition).

The promotion starts Tuesday, Apr 3rd, 2018 and will end on Friday, Apr 6th, 2018.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Addison-Wesley.


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Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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Welcome Josh,
I am a big fan of Effective java. I had read your book a few years ago and let's just say it changed my life !
 
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I can say without a doubt that Effective Java has impacted my programming career more than any other computer science related book I've read so far, and that I'm a huge fan of Java's Collection Framework.

It's great having you over Josh, thanks for answering our questions.
 
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Welcome Josh!  I can say that I'm thrilled that you are here, and that I have learned a lot from your previous books.  I'm sure that your latest addition will sure be a game changer as well!

Thanks
David Sachdev
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Thanks everybody! You may not know it, but JavaRanch played a huge part in the launch of the first edition of Effective Java, seventeen (!) years ago. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for JavaRanch, and it's great to be back here.
 
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Wow Great book . Definitely , 2nd edition changed my way of programming . Look forward to read the book . Welcome josh .
 
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Hey Josh,

Learnt a great a deal from the 2nd edition of your book and looking forward to your new book!
 
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Hi Josh,

I have not read any books on Java but I am planning to as I am just finishing my first year at university. The more Java knowledge I can get the better.

Thank you for coming by.
 
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Hi Josh,

I would like to thank you very much for publishing effective java book series. After reading effective java second edition I got totally new perspective about java programming language.
 
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Hey Josh, Thank you for stopping by. I am new to Java , but i have heard about your book and know its considered one of the best one's on the subject. I am currently preparing for OCJA (Prog 1) certification. I want to read your book as soon as i am done with my certification.
 
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Welcome Josh, I love your work, and have all editions of your book (and also the concurrency one). I'm an amateur developer and I really like the clear and principled way your effective java books are constructed, in how the concentrated on the big issues, and the use of examples.  I'm also a fan of the games and optical illusions you distribute. 

Thanks

Marten
 
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Welcome Josh!
 
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One of my favorite Java books of all time.  I was lucky enough to see Josh speak at Java One in 2001 on 'Effective Java'.

He was even kind enough to sign it and I've kept it on my desk all of these year.

Thanks Josh for your excellent humor and writing style.  It's made my life richer and allowed me to keep out of the debugger hunting for bugs.  :-)

Cheers
 
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One of my favourite books in java. I have learnt very good programming by reading Effective Java Third Edition book. Thanks Joshua
 
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The second edition was a real go-to book.  My students will often hear, "In the Bible accorging to Bloch....." when I discuss matters of programming technique or style in my classes.  I look forward to his commentary on Java's new features.
 
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I have the second edition, love it.
 
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I already feel like reading the new book. I always learn a lot from it an now with so many new things it will be awesome!

Thanks in advance for this book Josh!
 
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WOW, welcome the author of "the book"!
Never found a great dev that did not reccomended me Effective Java
 
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Hey Josh,


Thanks for the book which is a great help for people like me,who wants to learn and improve.

Shirish
 
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Greetings! All hail the Java expert.

Duke must be sitting on his throne at Oracle reading this book.
 
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Welcome back Josh! Great to have you here.
 
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Wow, thanks so much! You are all very kind! Now time for me to answer questions in other threads.
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:. . . random posters in this forum . . .

They don't come much more random than me. Good to see you back
 
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Welcome back I must say. Always nice to see you here. Have a great discussions!
 
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Well, I still have a dozen or so unanswered questions but it's getting late. Sorry if I haven't answered your question yet. Rest assured, I'll get caught up tomorrow. But now, it's time for me to rest.
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:This week, we're delighted to have Josh Bloch helping to answer questions about the new book

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Welcome Josh Bloch,

I have never read your book, but I think is very very interesting for someone like me that is learning java.

BR
 
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Welcome Josh.

I have heard a lot of great things about your book, and it's on my to-read list, right there on the top.
 
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This has been on my reading list for some time. Hope that luck is nice to me. Thank you to the author for such a massive contribution to much needed enhancement of Java literacy all over the world.
 
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Again, thank you everyone for all of the lovely comments!  You really do make me feel welcome here.
 
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Where can I post the message so that I can ask Joshua a query about the book? and also, win the book.
 
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The book promo has already passed, so unfortunately you can't win the book yet. As for getting answers from Josh Bloch, you can try to post in the "Java in General" forum, but I don't expect that he's actually still around to answer them.
 
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