Originally posted by Ali Pope:
Afaik Manning books are assuming nothing about the reader, and so takes him through all the steps from the beginner to a medium-advanced level.
Originally posted by Nate Forman:
We targetted Java Reflection in Action to intermediate Java programmers. Jeanne's paraphrase of chapter 1 is a good summary. To get the most out of the book, you need a good working knowledge of the Java language and familiar API's and an understanding of object-oriented concepts. The Manning folks made sure that we kept everything as accessible as possible, and that turned out nicely, but it would be very difficult to write an intro level book on something like reflection...
Hope that helps,
Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
Can you elaborate on instances where Reflection can be a hindarance for overall system(cases where it is used un-necessarily)