Will Myers

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Hi,
Does this cover just OO programming in Java or is it a more general book on programming and covers functional too?
1 month 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!
2 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?
3 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?
3 months ago
Hi,
How does Kafka compare to Storm? The seem to do similar things, is Kafka faster, better, easier?
4 months ago


From my experience I would say at least 2-3 years of regular coding (open source or for a living) in a team are required to get enough experience call oneself an "expert".



Really??!! I would call 2-3 experience a junior developer at best, I wouldn't call anyone with 2-3 years experience in anything an expert! I have been a Java developer for going on 18 years and I wouldn't call myself an expert.
5 months ago
Thanks Tim! Got the book overnight in my Manning account
5 months ago
Hi,
I have not received my copy of this book yet, do you have an idea when I might get it?
Regards
Will
5 months ago
Hi,
Just wondering what sections you dropped from the second edition for the third edition? Or is everything still relevant?
Thanks
5 months ago
It seems I'm going to answer my own question...I see the book doesn't just cover the changes, I'm clearly thinking of the Really Impatient books
6 months ago
Hi Cay,
Just wondering if the changes for Java 9 has enough to fill a book? SE 8 was a pretty big release with lots of stuff in it, apart from the modular changes and project coin is there much else in SE 9?
6 months ago
Hi,
Do you think Scala has a long future like Java? There was what seemed a mad rush a few years ago of Java developers learning Scala to get the highest paying jobs but that seems to have calmed down now and I rarely see Scala jobs coming up in my industry (finance) and when they do the rates are comparable with Java. In my current role there is 1 Scala application and 149 Java applications and the Scala one looks like Java code written in Scala - probably not a good example!
7 months ago
Hi,
I have tried with varying degrees of success to learn Scala over the last 5 or so years, does your book approach it in an easier to understand way? I have done the Coursera courses but I found that they suddenly jump to pretty advanced topics without much explanation.
7 months ago
SV650 is a Suzuki, they come in different forms, I just happen to buy a Sport version, it's also a V-Twin so sounds pretty good too, a very good starter bike. I think I did my test on a Honda CBR500 which was also pretty easy to ride. My advice would be get something appropriate for your skill level, also a good idea to do the BikeSafe training, helped me a lot!
11 months ago
All depends on what you want to use the bike for, I had a SV650 Sport after I passed my test and it was a nice bike to ride, plenty fast enough, and pretty forgiving. My only grumble would be the riding position was a bit too sporty for me, spending a whole Saturday hunched over the bike wasn't very comfortable. The next bike I get will be more upright, maybe a BMW S1000 R if my wife lets me :-)
11 months ago