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Core Java® for the Impatient by Cay S. Horstmann

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Preface

Java is now about twenty years old, and the classic book, Core Java™, covers, in meticulous detail, not just the language but all core libraries and a multitude of changes between versions, spanning two volumes and well over 2,000 pages. But Java 8 changes everything. Many of the old Java idioms are no longer required, and there is a much faster, easier pathway for learning Java. In this book, I show you the “good parts” of modern Java so you can put them to work quickly.

As with my previous “Impatient” books, I quickly cut to the chase, showing you what you need to know for solving a programming problem without lecturing about the superiority of one paradigm over another. I also present the information in small chunks, organized so that ...

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