The Well-Grounded Java Developer
Vital techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming
Benjamin J. Evans and Martijn Verburg
Foreword by Dr. Heinz Kabutz
  • July 2012
  • ISBN 9781617290060
  • 496 pages
  • printed in black & white

How to become a well-grounded Java developer—and how to stay that way.

From the Foreword by Dr. Heinz Kabutz, The Java Specialists' Newsletter

The Well-Grounded Java Developer starts with thorough coverage of Java 7 features like try-with-resources and NIO.2. You'll then explore a cross-section of emerging JVM-based languages, including Groovy, Scala, and Clojure. You will find clear examples that are practical and that help you dig into dozens of valuable development techniques showcasing modern approaches to the dev process, concurrency, performance, and much more.

About the book

The Well-Grounded Java Developer offers a fresh and practical look at new Java 7 features, new JVM languages, and the array of supporting technologies you need for the next generation of Java-based software.

What's inside

  • New Java 7 features
  • Tutorials on Groovy, Scala, and Clojure
  • Discovering multicore processing and concurrency
  • Functional programming with new JVM languages
  • Modern approaches to testing, build, and CI

About the reader

Written for readers familiar with Java. No experience with Java 7 or new JVM languages required.

About the authors

Ben Evans is a Tech Fellow of jClarity, a Java performance firm and a member of the Java Community Process Executive Committee. Martijn Verburg is the CEO of jClarity, a Java performance firm, co-leader of the London JUG, and a popular conference speaker.


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