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Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient by Cay Horstmann

 
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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[quote=Addison-Wesley] This short book gives an introduction to the many new features of Java 8 (and a few features of Java 7 that haven’t received much attention) for programmers who are already familiar with Java. What you get: [list]A rapid introduction to the new Java 8 features for competent Java programmers[/list] [list]A concise but thorough introduction into lambdas and the stream library[/list] [list]Complete coverage of other new features in the biggest release since Java 1.0[/list] [list]Blog-length chunks of information that you can digest quickly[/list] [list]An organization that you'll find useful as a quick reference[/list] [/quote]
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[list][url=http://www.horstmann.com/java8/index.html]Table of Contents[/url][/list] [list][url=http://www.horstmann.com/java8/bugs.html]Errata[/url][/list] [size=18][b]Where to get it?[/b][/size]

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What is a difference between this book and "Core Java for the Impatient", from the same author?
 
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Adam,
This book only covers new features in Java 8. Making it a shorter and more focused book.
 
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Thank you for the answer Jeanne.

Do you think that it may be worth to grab this (Java SE8) book after completing the "Core Java for the Impatient"? Or does that book covers what is already in the "Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient"?
 
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Judging from the table of contents of Core Java, I think there's too much duplication to be worth buying both.
 
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Thank you Jeanne for checking that for me. I very appreciate that.
 
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