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Benjamin Evans, Jason Clark, and Martijn Verburg
  • MEAP began December 2020
  • Publication in Spring 2022 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617298875
  • 475 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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A required read to understand new technologies.

Michael Haller
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Understanding Java from the JVM up gives you a solid foundation to grow your expertise and take on advanced techniques for performance, concurrency, containerization, and more.

In The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition you will learn:
  • The new Java module system and why you should use it
  • Bytecode for the JVM, including operations and classloading
  • Performance tuning the JVM
  • Working with Java’s built-in concurrency and expanded options
  • Programming in Kotlin and Clojure on the JVM
  • Maximizing the benefits from your build/CI tooling with Maven and Gradle
  • Running the JVM in containers
  • Planning for future JVM releases

The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition introduces both the modern innovations and timeless fundamentals you need to know to become a Java master. Authors Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Jason Clark distil their decades of experience as Java Champions, veteran developers, and key contributors to the Java ecosystem into this clear and practical guide.

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Java’s history of innovation, its huge collection of libraries and frameworks, and the flexibility of the JVM have cemented its place as one of the world's most popular programming languages. Although it’s easy to get started with Java, understanding how the language intersects with the JVM is the key to unlocking the power of this awesome language and its deep ecosystem of frameworks, tools, and alternative JVM-based languages.

about the book

The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Second Edition is a complete revision of the classic original with the latest innovations of the Java platform. It upgrades your existing Java skills with both JVM fundamentals like bytecode, and powerful new features such as modules and concurrency models.

You’ll broaden your understanding of what’s possible by exploring Kotlin and other JVM languages, and learn how functional programming can offer a powerful new perspective. Each concept is illustrated with hands-on examples, including a fully modularized application/library, build setups for Maven and Gradle, and creating your own multithreaded application.

about the reader

For intermediate Java developers. No experience with the latest Java version or JVM languages required.

about the author

Ben Evans is a principal engineer at New Relic, a Java Champion, and the Java/JVM track lead at InfoQ, as well as a frequent contributor to Oracle's Java Magazine, and a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. He co-founded the Adopt-a-JSR and AdoptOpenJDK initiatives, and served on the Java Community Process Executive Committee for 6 years. Ben has also authored Optimizing Java, Java in a Nutshell, 7th Edition, and Java: The Legend.

Martijn Verburg is the principal SWE group manager for the Java Engineering Group at Microsoft. He is the co-leader of the London Java User Group (LJC) where he co-founded AdoptOpenJDK, the world's leading (non-Oracle) OpenJDK distribution. He has been made a Java Champion in recognition for his contribution to the Java ecosystem.

Jason Clark is a principal engineer and architect at New Relic, and was previously an architect at WebMD. A regular conference speaker, Jason contributes to the open-source project Shoes, aiming to make GUI programming easy and fun for beginners.

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Provides a lot of great material and helps Java developers discover the "known unknowns" to build their breadth of knowledge that can be leveraged for exploring specific topics in more depth.

Andy Keffalas

A really good foundation for leveling up your Java development skills. This is a great resource for anybody wanting to dig deeper into the Java ecosystem and learn more about how Java works.

Jared Duncan

This is a fantastic book to reach beyond the typical Java developer environment.

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