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The Java Workshop

By : David Cuartielles, Andreas Göransson, Eric Foster-Johnson
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Book Image

The Java Workshop

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By: David Cuartielles, Andreas Göransson, Eric Foster-Johnson

Overview of this book

Java is a versatile, popular programming language used across a wide range of industries. Learning how to write effective Java code can take your career to the next level, and The Java Workshop will help you do just that. This book is designed to take the pain out of Java coding and teach you everything you need to know to be productive in building real-world software. The Workshop starts by showing you how to use classes, methods, and the built-in Collections API to manipulate data structures effortlessly. You’ll dive right into learning about object-oriented programming by creating classes and interfaces and making use of inheritance and polymorphism. After learning how to handle exceptions, you’ll study the modules, packages, and libraries that help you organize your code. As you progress, you’ll discover how to connect to external databases and web servers, work with regular expressions, and write unit tests to validate your code. You’ll also be introduced to functional programming and see how to implement it using lambda functions. By the end of this Workshop, you’ll be well-versed with key Java concepts and have the knowledge and confidence to tackle your own ambitious projects with Java.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Summary

In this chapter, you've learned the basics of Reactive Streams components, how they communicate, and their respective roles in a reactive application.

In most cases, you should avoid using the Flow API to build reactive applications as there are much more advanced and user-friendly reactive libraries available out there. The Flow API provides only the basic building blocks for reactive applications, while implementations such as Akka or RxJava will give you a richer experience, providing essential functionality such as throttling, filtering, and debouncing, to name a few. If you're interested in delving further into reactive programming, there are entire books devoted to the subject.

As mentioned before, Flow provides the basis for building your own Reactive Streams library, however complex that may be. Should you wish to implement a Reactive Streams library of your own, you should start by reviewing the Reactive Streams Technology Compatibility Kit. This test...