Chapter 4. Working with Collections

Collections are essential to any programming language. We simply cannot write a program of any significance without using collections. The Guava library has its history rooted in working with collections, starting out as google-collections. The Google Collections Library has long since been abandoned, and all the functionality from the original library has been merged into Guava. We can get a sense of the importance of working with collections just by looking at the number of classes in the com.google.common.collect package; by far, it contains the largest number of classes compared to the other packages in Guava. Given the size of the com.google.common.collect package, we simply won't be able to cover everything. ...

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