Who Should Read This Book

This book is for people who are learning to program in Java at a beginner or intermediate level. It’s also a classroom resource for teachers who coach new developers in their journey to become programmers. Here, we’re giving you tips and tricks based on more recent Java 8[1] syntax for resource handling, functional programming, or testing.

You should read this book after you’ve learned the basic Java syntax—after you’re able to write small programs with conditions and loops and you know the basics of object-oriented programming. You should be able to write code that compiles, runs, and solves small tasks like FizzBuzz (see Are You Ready? Try the Self-Assessment). You should be able to implement simple algorithms, ...

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