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Wide World of Winston   

An eclectic bunch of FAQs, "how to"s, "don't do this"s, and general Java interest pages, cobbled together by Winston Gutkowski: old fart, Bartender, inveterate beer drinker, and Disciple of Anoia (a fundamentalist sect of Resistentialism).

Click on the title above to get a list of all associated pages with modification dates (may be more up to date), or alternatively, look below for a list of pages with brief descriptions.



AvoidTheEqualityOperator
A cautionary tale.
StopCoding
Another one.
StringsAreBad
Yet another.

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WhereDoIStart
A "starter kit" for writing classes.
ABriefHistoryOfJavaTime
Pretentiously named guide to how Java dates and times work.
TheRoadToEquality
Another pretentiously named page that offers an alternative way to code equals() methods for class hierarchies.
CachedObjects
Primarily, a guide as to why you don't need to worry about Java's String pool.
DontSweatIt
Why you really shouldn't obsess about some stuff.
FirstClasses
An alternative look at how to write classes; particularly equals().
JavaDudesLament
My feeble attempt at poetry.
MainIsAPain
How to get the best out of your main() method.
MomentOfClarity
A story for those unfortunates who (like me) came from a procedural background, and are having trouble getting to grips with "thinking objectively".
StackOrHeap
Or: "why you don't really need to worry about either".
UseExistingStandards
"Don't re-invent the wheel" applies to data as well as code.
UserInput
A beginner's guide to getting data from the keyboard into your program - in 3 parts. Also links to UserInputPartDeux and UserInputPartIII (not finished yet).
WhatNotHow
Part of a pipedream novel: "A Guide To a Long And Happy Life in Java". Closely related to StopCoding.

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DontWriteLongLines
A follow-up to 'UseCodeTags'.



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