Chapter    6

Mastering Advanced Language Features Part 2

In Chapters 2 through 4 I laid a foundation for learning the Java language and in Chapter 5 built onto this foundation by introducing some of Java’s more advanced language features. In Chapter 6 I continue to cover advanced language features by focusing on those features related to assertions, annotations, generics, and enums.

Mastering Assertions

Writing source code is not an easy task. All too often, bugs are introduced into the code. When a bug is not discovered before compiling the source code, it makes it into runtime code, which will probably fail unexpectedly (or show no sign of failure but give wrong output). At this point, the cause of failure can be very difficult to determine. ...

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