C H A P T E R  5

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Input and Output

On enterprise applications, there is always the need of obtaining and manipulating the I/O terminals. In today's operating systems, that usually means file access and network connectivity. Java has been slow to adopt good file and network framework because when standing true to its roots of write once, read everywhere, a lot of the original file I/O and network connectivity needed to be simple and universal. If any Java developer wanted to get features like folder monitoring or scalable sockets, she would usually go out and create (or use) native code, but since Java 7, the wait is over!

With Java 7, file and ...

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