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Learn Java 12 Programming

By : Nick Samoylov
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Learn Java 12 Programming

By: Nick Samoylov

Overview of this book

Java is one of the preferred languages among developers, used in everything right from smartphones, and game consoles to even supercomputers, and its new features simply add to the richness of the language. This book on Java programming begins by helping you learn how to install the Java Development Kit. You will then focus on understanding object-oriented programming (OOP), with exclusive insights into concepts like abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism, which will help you when programming for real-world apps. Next, you’ll cover fundamental programming structures of Java such as data structures and algorithms that will serve as the building blocks for your apps. You will also delve into core programming topics that will assist you with error handling, debugging, and testing your apps. As you progress, you’ll move on to advanced topics such as Java libraries, database management, and network programming, which will hone your skills in building professional-grade apps. Further on, you’ll understand how to create a graphic user interface using JavaFX and learn to build scalable apps by taking advantage of reactive and functional programming. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be well versed with Java 10, 11, and 12, but also gain a perspective into the future of this language and software development in general.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
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Section 1: Overview of Java Programming
Section 2: Building Blocks of Java
Section 3: Advanced Java

Collections utilities

There are two classes with static methods handling collections that are very popular and helpful:

  • java.util.Collections
  • org.apache.commons.collections4.CollectionUtils

The fact that the methods are static means they do not depend on the object state, so they are also called stateless methods, or utilities methods.

java.util.Collections class

There are many methods in the Collections class that manage collections, and analyze, sort, and compare them. There are more than 70 of them, so we do not have a chance to talk about all of them. Instead, we are going to look at the ones most often used by mainstream application developers:

  • static copy(List<T> dest, List<T> src): This copies elements...