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Java 9 Programming By Example

By : Peter Verhas
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Java 9 Programming By Example

By: Peter Verhas

Overview of this book

This book gets you started with essential software development easily and quickly, guiding you through Java’s different facets. By adopting this approach, you can bridge the gap between learning and doing immediately. You will learn the new features of Java 9 quickly and experience a simple and powerful approach to software development. You will be able to use the Java runtime tools, understand the Java environment, and create Java programs. We then cover more simple examples to build your foundation before diving to some complex data structure problems that will solidify your Java 9 skills. With a special focus on modularity and HTTP 2.0, this book will guide you to get employed as a top notch Java developer. By the end of the book, you will have a firm foundation to continue your journey towards becoming a professional Java developer.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface

About the Author

Peter Verhas is a senior software engineer and software architect having electrical engineering and economics background from TU Budapest (MsC) and PTE Hungary (MBA), and also studied at TU Delft and TU Vienna. He created his first programs in 1979, and since then he has authored several open source programs. He has worked in several positions in the telecommunications and finance industries and was the CIO of the Hungarian start-up index.hu during its early days.

Peter works for EPAM Systems in Switzerland, participating in software development projects at various customer sites, and he supports talent acquisition by interviewing candidates, training programs for developers, and internal mentoring programs.

You can follow Peter on Twitter at @verhas, LinkedIn, and GitHub, or read his technical blog, Java Deep, at http://javax0.wordpress.com.

 

Acknowledgement is the section of a book that everybody ignores by turning the pages. This time, this section is a bit different. I will mention a few people and their roles in the making of this book but, at the same time, I will explain why and how it is important to rely on people, being a software developer.Doing professional work is not possible without having a life. It is quite obvious if you take that literally, but it is just as true figuratively. If you do not find the balance between your personal and professional life, you will burn out and will not operate professionally. This is the place to mention my family, my parents whom I am lucky to still have around, my wife, and my already adult kids who never stopped believing in me being able to do this work, who know more than well what a hypocrite I am, advocating personal-professional life balance, and who continually pushed me closer to this equilibrium point in life so that I could keep performing professionally.For professional work, coworkers are almost as important as family support. It is important that you support your colleagues as much as you ask them for their support. You learn a lot from books and from experience, but you learn the most from other people. Pay attention to senior developers. You can, however, learn just as much from juniors. No matter how ace you are, from time to time, a rookie may shed light on a topic. During the years, I learned a lot from juniors who brought a fresh view to the table, asking shocking questions that were absolutely valid. I cannot name each and every junior who aided my work with fresh out-of-the-box thinking.I can, and should, however, name some peer professionals who actively participated in the creation of this book with their advice, discussions, and suggestions.I should certainly mention Károly Oláh who was very enthusiastic about my project, and he represented, supported, and encouraged the idea inside EPAM systems. He actively discussed with the upper management that the support for writing a book well fits the innovation line and development of the company, and the people who work together. Without the official support from the company providing extra time for the task, I would not have been able to create this book.Good company attracts good people who are clever and also good to work with. I had many discussions about the book, topics, and how to explain certain aspects with my fellow EPAMers: Krisztián Sallai, Peter Fodor, Sándor Szilágyi, Mantas Aleknavicius, Gábor Lénard, and many others.I will separately mention István Attila Kovács from our Budapest office with whom I discussed Chapter 5 in detail, and who gave me very valuable feedback about the topic. If he does not know something about Java parallel computing, then that something does not exist.As a summary and takeaway for the patient reader who read this section till the end, technology, knowledge, skills, and experience are extremely important for being a professional Java 9 developer, but it is the people who really matter.