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Hardcore Java

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Java has quickly become one of the most important languages in programming, particularly for professional and enterprise-level projects. From its infancy as a language primarily used for web applets to its maturity through servlets, Enterprise JavaBeans, and database access, Java has become a complex and robust tool for today's developer.

Hardcore Java takes this language a
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Paperback, 348 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2004)
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Carlos
Jan 11, 2015 Carlos rated it liked it
A bit disappointing for me, I expected a little more.
From my point of view it is a bit too focused on Reflection, which is something to avoid.
The book was written before Java 1.5 (Tiger) was released, so some ot the issues it covers are outdated, even though it tries to describe some of the "future" Tiger's features.
Anyway, it presents some tricks and tips on the internal workings of the JVM that are not commonly known (at least I was not aware of them), so it can be worthwhile to take a look a
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Shelves: computing, 2012_read
I enjoyed the chapters on constants and refs very much.
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Especially the chapter about the "final" modifier was enlightening.
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Unless you worked on the java compiler, this book will teach you a few dozen things.
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