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If you can program Java, learn how to do it well,
By A Customer
This review is from: Effective Java (Java Series) (Paperback)
This book provides maximum value, is easily readable, and very concise. High value per line. That's just what your code will give if you follow the guidelines contained here.
The format is simple, providing 57 distinct items of advice. Each item is small, some are obvious, some more complex. Even the obvious ones are valuable for their formalisation of simple approaches (the "why" to add to your "how").
It is so well written that it can be read cover-to-cover (a rarity in computer books for me), and then dipped into as a reference as and when an item becomes pertinent.
This is not a book to learn to program Java, but one to help experienced programmers write more effective Java. I doubt there is a Java programmer anywhere who would not benefit from some of the items.