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What would you have added to Beginning Java 7?

Darrell Little
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Hi Jeff,
Thanks for the great comments. I read how you had to add a chapter on Android versus other topics.
What topic points would you have added about Security, NIO and NIO.2 if you could have?

Thanks again and enjoying this forum!
Darrell L.


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Jeffrey Friesen
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Hi Darrell,

I would probably have titled Chapter 12 "New I/O and Security" and briefly overviewed each API. I couldn't have gone into too much depth because of the print-on-demand limit of 1000 pages. For this reason, Appendixes A through D couldn't be included in the book but can be downloaded freely from Apress's book site and my tutortutor.ca site.

For New I/O, I would have touched on buffers, channels, selectors, regular expressions, and charsets -- regular expressions should be covered in an NIO chapter because they were included in the JSR that introduced NIO. I would also have introduced NIO.2 and overviewed some of its features.

Regarding security, there are two aspects to consider: platform security (e.g., security manager, access controller, sandbox) and cryptography. I would have overviewed each of these two aspects in the second half of that chapter.

All the best.

Jeff
 
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