Will Myers

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I meant beginners to Go...not beginners to life :-)
3 days ago
Go
Hi,
I can see this is a tutorial for beginners, just wondering how Go ranks for ease of learning and the level of adoption of the language? I haven't seen that many positions advertised using Go but that's maybe because of the industry I'm in (Banking and Finance).

Thanks
4 days ago
Go
I have only ever upgraded one of my 5 certs (the Java Programmer one from 5 to Java 8) and I wouldn't do it just for the paper but I find the learning process to be a good structured way of learning something new. My question could probably be better phrased as "is there enough new stuff from Spring 3 to Spring 5 to spend my time reading this book?".

I'm undecided if employers care too much, I certainly have never favoured someone with certs over someone without for a job.
2 months ago
Hi,
I passed the Core Spring 3 exam back in the mists of time (2011 I think) so was wondering if much has changed since then in core Spring and if it's worth updating my certification?
2 months ago
Hi,
I can see you cover a few different technologies, how deeply do you cover them? Are there examples of working solutions to follow?
Thanks
3 months ago
I haven't looked at the module system yet but is it just a way of packaging just the core libraries APIs that you need? A bit like Maven for external dependencies?

Do you need to use it from Java 9 or can you continue to work the same way as before?
4 months ago
As the title says really, which version of Python do the code samples use?
7 months ago
As the title says really, is Go a general purpose language or is it more suited to specific applications?
9 months ago
Go

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)?
10 months 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?
10 months 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
10 months 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?
10 months 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!
10 months 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.
11 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?
11 months ago