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Best-practices for java collection classes

Ranadhir Nag
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Can anyone provide link to any write-up/guide/article which discusses the best-practices in using java collection classes.Basically,the finer points of when/why to use array,vector,set,list etc.
Stan James
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The Sun Tutorial is often a good place to start. Google for "Sun something tutorial" almost always hits a winner.

I made a crib sheet to help remember which ones have various strengths.


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