meenakshi sundar wrote:I have been the regular reader of this tile ever since the version one came out. Why do you think as an author this title stood out the test of the time?
(Fixed a couple of typos for clarity).
I think that a big part of Nutshell's long-livedness is the success of Java itself! After all, if no-one was still using Java, then there wouldn't need to be a "Java in a Nutshell".
When I was working on the 6th Edition (for Java 8) I spent a lot of time at the start of the project thinking about what Nutshell would look like to be useful for a modern developer.
After all, the world of the professional developer is very, very different to the world in which Nutshell 1st Ed came out - and the profession is a lot bigger and more complex than it was.
I tried to stick close to the principles of simplicity, and to not try to do every single aspect of Java in the book - to find the right balance between assuming the reader is new to Java, and not trying to take them too far along the journey - but instead to take them partway, and encourage them to carry on from there.
God is a comedian playing for an audience that is afraid to laugh - Voltair. tiny ad: