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