This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
An excellent book covering some of the finer points of Java programming. I saw the author speak at a conference and he's an excellent speaker too. This book covers optimization tips and gotchas in Java. I liked the way the book was organized to I could easily skip over stuff I didn't care about or already knew about. I expect I'll refer back to this book frequently. (trailboss Apr 2000)
Still going through this book. Looks like a good book from which to learn good Java programming practices (or PRAXIS, as the author calls them). So far (I'm still on PRAXIS 15 of 68), I haven't read anything that's really new to me but then again I have a few years of programming experience under my belt and the PRAXIS deal with issues that are often discussed in JavaRanch. The PRAXIS on Performance and MultiThreading look promising though and I hope to learn a few things from those. If you already know Java and are looking to build a solid foundation of good programming practices, this book is for you. [This message has been edited by JUNILU LACAR (edited June 10, 2001).]