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As my subject reads, my good opinion about the work which has come out in the form of this book
by going through the table of contents of the book is

I see some flavours of these great classics  "Effective Java" & "Pragmatic Programmer" here and it's going to be an
interesting read for anyone wants best of those two books in one. Thoughts?

3 months ago

My personal take is that it helps to consider what you need to keep up with. Prioritise and separate out things you want to specialise and dive deep into from the things where you are happy to pick up tourist-level knowledge, and those from things where awareness that they exist is enough. You will your priorities change with time and as your knowledge grows.

Thanks for the reply I would agree to these points, given the great rush of technologies, methodologies it is simply impossible to keep
up with them even within the Java ecosystem there are simply too many things out there.
3 months ago

How you recommend reading the book: cover to cover or is there a recommended order by related topics?

years before I had the same dilemma whenever I pick up a new Technically heavy book , the method I choose to do it and it
worked well for me as a voracious reader over the years is to first read a couple of chapters to get the broader idea important
to read the "Preface " or Introduction , Prologues"then jumping to the topics which interests you

Few people choose to read to cover to cover , so choose what works best for you.

3 months ago
Dear Authors,

This would have been a such a daunting task personally for you of getting different authors(Greats- I follow hand full of them)to pen down
their thoughts and skim down to ones that qualify to be in the "97" category, as well as writing a few pieces yourself.
How did you manage to achieve that?

3 months ago
I would agree to Author's and others comments and suggestion here, I can probably
think of a few which would  broaden up your avenue of learning

There are tons of popular forums  such as the one we in right now"JavaRanch"

Being an active participant in the discussions

Listening to stalwarts in the java world in the  popular java conferences

3 months ago
Congratulations on your new book, I have always impressed with Trisha Gee's other works and presentations, I guess
this is another feather on the cap.

As a java developer, in this day of Functional programming & Reactive programming,
How imperative this is to have knowledge of these new programming methodologies?

Warm Regards
3 months ago
Thanks for all the participants ,the Authors and the Moderators it was such a rewarding experience and i am super exited to be selected as one of the winner.  
If you have figured out the fundamental aspects of the language , the best way to do is to read through
books like this one and practice.

One of the other aspects of becoming a self taught programmer is that not sure this was already discuss on
this thread there are tons good of open source projects available with some good documentation.
look through those projects  and read through the source code , you can learn a lot from it.

50 Top Java Projects on GIT Hub

That would be a  wonder full idea , i have watched the few video course of Richard Warburton , i personally
benefited from it.

If you have a fair idea of the fundamentals of java irrespective of the language features added over the years
like the basic language constructs comprising of

Data Types,Variables,Keywords,Operators ,loops ,error handling And more sophisticated features like

IO operations, Networking ,File handling, Data Structures , Multi Threading Data Base operations

Dear Authors,
In Real-World Development we have many moving pieces , for so long we have been hearing about "Technical Dept " when we
take talk about software development  especially here, this  begs a question, in my opinion "Technical Dept " is a  very vague term
which leads into multiple interpretations What in opinion are the the ""Technical Dept " and are these being discussed in your book?



Don't some of us feel the same way on one or the other time during the the so called "stand up calls" , it
boils down to the effectiveness of the Stand up calls per se.
Nowadays this idea is being tossed around freely and end up being a misplaced and misunderstood priorities
of the stand up calls We should have a constant feed back loop in place to to check the effectiveness of the
stand up calls.

AS Junilu rightly pointed out most of the time the stand up calls are turning into stand up status calls
and nothing gets achieved ,  some one should seriously take a look into as how these ceremonies are

Given the Authors latest work it should be in the upwards of Jdk9 i presume , but with all honesty
let me ask this ,why would version mater? as the title suggests it would be more on the
Development styles and best practices and most definitely  with examples using latest and greatest
version of a Java.
Given the books title as well as the coverage of the book, i have confidence from the authors previous
works  they would have done a commendable job of presenting topics that are more relevant to
today's developers , i am sure they have covered some of the topics that you have mentioned in
your question as well.
Dear Authors,

I am a big fan of your books  and works, one thing that is intriguing me is that even after so many
years being in this industry , we are still evolving as industry and adopting to new changes in that
context though your books title dosent sparkle on the face but i definitely think that it has lot to offer
given your past works.

With all honesty ,Why did you choose this title?