On Oct 9 Rob Friesel wrote: good resource for Java developers
Ian Darwin’s "Java Cookbook" is out and it’s a great resource for developers working in Java that are out there and scratching their heads asking “How would I go about…?” The thing that makes Java Cookbook stand out is its comprehensive scope. Darwin has done an excellent job of gathering a wide array of common problems faced by Java developers and presenting solutions to those problems that are decipherable using just the language’s standard library features. Full Review >
On Sep 23 Marvin Lee wrote: Thoroughly surprised! A must read for Java programmers
For the first eight chapters, I have found the book to be pretty boring and basic for a start. I almost gave up on completing it but I was thoroughly surprised with Chapter 9 onwards.
Thirty percent or so of the earlier chapters are good for Java programmers who needed to know the very basic of Strings and Numbers. The rest of the chapters are very comprehensive for a programmer to know the advance stuff or the common enterprise usage of Java in server-side web applications. Full Review >
On Sep 15 Kathy Brown wrote: Java Cookbook - tons of solutions
The book states that it is not for beginners, and that is correct. While some basics of Java are covered in order to move on to other topics, this is not a book for learning Java. Full Review >
On Sep 9 Arthur Zubarev wrote: Thorough and comprehensive coverage of the modern Java development techniques
Like I expected, you will find sample code and techniques covering a wide spectrum of our developers’ life, from networking to web development, building and releasing libraries, to profiling and debugging code, a very well structured book all in all.
Besides, this book is also of great help if you plan on grasping or starting coding in Groovy or Clojure, which I am planning on doing.
I was able to find more than I needed. Actually, a day or two after I got the book I needed to tweak a server side bulk data loading script, it was written in simple Java based on an example from DataStax, but I saw more potential and applied one of the OO techniques to make some of the code re-usable... Full Review >
On Sep 8 Diogo Alves wrote: Java Cookbook 3rd Edition
Over the last days, I’ve been exploring this O’Reilly’s book, and after have read almost all the book I already have a opinion about it and it’s contents.
This is not a begginers book. The autor is already assuming that the reader has some good know how, and it should, because this is a recipe book, not a bible teaching all the concepts and technical details of a programming language. Full Review >
On Sep 7 Claudio Ramirez wrote: Review: Java Cookbook, 3rd ed., by Ian F. Darwin (O’Reilly)
I am not really a fan of Cookbook style books. However, by looking at the table of contents of the Java Cookbook, it’s clear that the chapters on this book run parallel to chapters in more classical technical books, e.g. the excellent Core Java books by Horstman and Cornell. While the more classical books try hard to provide a logical structure within the chapter with the needed context (a story) to master the content, cookbooks give you independent ready-to-use recipes (yeah for metaphors!). So it’s really about getting a proven solution fast than (deep) understanding. But you should get that from the title, so no surprises there. Full Review >