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Recent posts by Will Myers

Hi,
Does Spring 5 allow you to inject a lambda into a bean via configuration?
7 hours 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
1 week 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
2 months ago
Hi,
Does this cover just OO programming in Java or is it a more general book on programming and covers functional too?
3 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!
5 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?
5 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?
6 months ago
Hi,
How does Kafka compare to Storm? The seem to do similar things, is Kafka faster, better, easier?
7 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.
7 months ago
Thanks Tim! Got the book overnight in my Manning account
7 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
7 months ago
Hi,
Just wondering what sections you dropped from the second edition for the third edition? Or is everything still relevant?
Thanks
8 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
9 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?
9 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!
10 months ago