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Java 7 New Features Cookbook

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Author/s    : Richard M. Reese, Jennifer L. Reese
Publisher   : Packt Publishing
Category   : Beginning Java
Review by : Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating        : 9 horseshoes

"Java 7 New Features Cookbook" is a quick way to learn what is new in Java 7. It assumes you know Java 6 and feel comfortable reading Java code which is a perfectly reasonable assumption.

Each recipe holds the same formal: why we do something, sample code, how it works and issues/gotchas/etc. It was fast moving and I learned a few things.

I liked how features were introduced as needed with a note on where more detail would be. I also liked the comments on when it is useful to use an API and what happens when you miss it.

While I found only one English typo and one code mis-tab, the braces were aligned weird consistently. Anytime there was a close brace, it was aligned all the way to the left. Making the code look like:

The only reason I didn't give the book a perfect score is the formatting. It is an excellent book.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.

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