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This week, we're delighted to have Ben Evans & David Flanagan helping to answer questions about the new book Java in a Nutshell.


The promotion starts Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 and will end on Friday, February 1st, 2019

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


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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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Ben Evans & David Flanagan, welcome to the Ranch! and have a tricky great questions
 
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Good to see you here; I see you still have the tiger on the book's cover. Like Liutauras, I hope you have lots of interesting questions
 
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Wow, "Java in a Nutshell" is still around!  When I saw the announcement for the promo I immediately grabbed my trusty copy out of the drawer.  

Mine doesn't have a tiger on the cover though; it has 5 referees doing various hand signals.  At the top it says: "Covers Java 1.0".  

From 1996 - I guess things have changed enough in Java that I should probably upgrade my book.

Kev
 
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Kevin Ryan wrote:. . . things have changed enough . . . that I should probably upgrade my book.

Kev

Depends what the hand signals are
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Kevin Ryan wrote:. . . things have changed enough . . . that I should probably upgrade my book.

Kev

Depends what the hand signals are

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Oops.  That came out kinda big.  Sorry.
 
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Kevin Ryan wrote:Wow, "Java in a Nutshell" is still around!  When I saw the announcement for the promo I immediately grabbed my trusty copy out of the drawer.  

Mine doesn't have a tiger on the cover though; it has 5 referees doing various hand signals.  At the top it says: "Covers Java 1.0".  

From 1996 - I guess things have changed enough in Java that I should probably upgrade my book.



Wow, I don't think I've ever seen one that old before! That's cool.

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Welcome.

It's good to see the book keeping up with the language changes.
 
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R.J. Arzki wrote:It's good to see the book keeping up with the language changes.



Thanks.

There were some quite difficult decisions in terms of which language features to talk about, and which were too advanced - for example, Jeanne's point about the G1 collector - that was particularly tricky, as Nutshell is at least partially supposed to be a beginners or recent-newcomers book, so talking about the differences between G1 and Parallel may not be entirely suitable...

I hope we got it right - please let me know your comments on this thread.

Ben
 
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A gentle reminder. This thread is for welcoming author(s) only. It isn't suitable for asking questions, at least for couple of reasons: [1] such question does not qualify for a potential book win; [2] thread's title has nothing to do with your question content, so it is misleading.

If there is a need to discuss about the book as such and even get some reviews for it, I'd recommend also to create a separate thread as opposed to reviewing it here.
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:A gentle reminder. This thread is for welcoming author(s) only. It isn't suitable for asking questions, at least for couple of reasons: [1] such question does not qualify for a potential book win; [2] thread's title has nothing to do with your question content, so it is misleading.

If there is a need to discuss about the book as such and even get some reviews for it, I'd recommend also to create a separate thread as opposed to reviewing it here.

Haha, so on that Note Welcome Ben and David!
 
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I've been learning JavaScript the past month and it's only re-affirmed my love for Java. I can't wait to learn about the new features.
 
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KP: please post a question about he book elsewhere on this forum; then you wil stand a chance of winning it.
 
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