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Java-NIO
Java-NIO
by Ron Hitchens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.50

2.0 out of 5 stars It's ok but the examples could be better, 19 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Java-NIO (Paperback)
I was a bit disappointed with the book. Some of the end examples have some comments such as 'WARNING: the above loop is evil' embedded in the code. This hardly inspires confidence.

Other than the examples, the author does a reasonable job of explaining the APIs and as there are not too many books on NIO, it's nice to read something about it.

The thing that really struck me after reading this book and searching the web are some of the troubles developers are having with Java NIO API. There have been quite a few bugs (some of which have been fixed by Sun) and quite a few different ways to achieve the same result. Furthermore, there are frameworks out there to simplify using Java NIO (i.e. Apache MINA).


The Best of Verity Stob: Highlights of Verity Stob's Famous Columns from EXE, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and The Register
The Best of Verity Stob: Highlights of Verity Stob's Famous Columns from EXE, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and The Register
by Verity Stob
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.86

5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any programmer, 16 Jan. 2006
Even though some of the articles are 'before my time' (I'm 26), I recommend this to any geek.
This book has everything from describing emotionally attached assembly programmers who are so sensitive to their code they pass out when their machines are rebooted, to poking at fun to modern day programming paradigms.


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