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Recent posts by Will Myers

As the title says really, is Go a general purpose language or is it more suited to specific applications?
4 weeks ago
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What great choices for Desktop GUIs are you thinking of?



Maybe not desktop GUIs, but in 20 years of development I think when the question "what shall we use for the GUI?" has been asked, I don't recall anyone ever saying Swing! Wasn't JavaFX supposed to replace it (even though that seems to have sunk without trace)?
1 month ago
Hi,
Just wondering if Swing is still used to any great degree? There seems to be so many other great choices for GUIs that I was under the impression that Swing was pretty much dead?
1 month ago
Hi,
I can see from the contents that you cover coroutines in appendix 1, is this just a quick overview? How do they differ from concurrency in Java, is it a totally different model?
Thanks
1 month ago
Hi,
So Kotlin was developed by the creators of IntelliJ so that has full support but is there a decent Eclipse plug in too? Is it fully supported by the rest of the Java ecosystem - Spring, Hibernate, Maven, JUnit, etc?
1 month ago
Hi,
I have been looking at Kotlin recently and one of the things I read was that a Java dev could learn it in as little as 2 hours which seemed a pretty bold claim, is that realistic? Seems like it would take a lot longer than that to read the book!
1 month ago

The title “. . . in a Nutshell” would suggest it is a small book



Yes but not as small as "Java Pocket Reference" which is what I read on the way to an interview to remind me of stuff I rarely use.

The 2002 edition of this book was 992 pages so given Java has grown since then the audience/goal of this book must have changed.
2 months ago
Hi,
I can see this book is 456 pages which doesn't seem long enough to cover the topics in any great detail (the OCP study guide is around 950 pages) so who is the target audience?
2 months ago
Hi,
Does Spring 5 allow you to inject a lambda into a bean via configuration?
4 months ago
Hi,
I can see that there is new section on enhanced java concurrency, what else has changed/ been added from the previous version?
Thanks
4 months ago
Hi,
What level of developer is this aimed at? I have done a few bits of Python over the years (bug fixes, small refactoring, etc) but not a full project from start to finish, is this book suitable for me or aimed at intermediate/advanced levels?

Thanks
6 months ago
Hi,
Does this cover just OO programming in Java or is it a more general book on programming and covers functional too?
8 months ago
Hi,
Just wondering what the latest views are on Python 2 vs 3? Last time I looked the consensus was stick to Python 2 as the libraries for Python 3 haven't caught up (and some were actively refusing to), is this still the case? It makes learning the language a little hard for a newbie like me!
9 months ago
Hi Toby,
I have a copy of this book when it had a red cover, is this a new edition with some new content or has it just been repackaged?
10 months ago
Hi,
Just wondering how "hard core" this gets? I have tried to read a few books on Java performance and they seem to get very low level very quickly, does this book give tips on writing more performant code that the average developer can use?
10 months ago