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Java Interview Guide: How to Build Confidence With a Solid Understanding of Core Java Principles

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Author/s    : Anthony DePalma
Publisher   : Anthony DePalma
Category   : Miscellaneous Java
Review by : Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating        : 9 horseshoes

"Java Interview Guide" was free on Amazon for a week and I downloaded it. It only costs six bucks to actually buy it though and it is well worth the money.

Most of the book is a brief review of key concepts including sample interview questions and answers. Topics include basics, design patterns, reflection and AOP. While this content is succinct, it has what you need to know. Later in the book, there is a lsit of these interview questions together.

There's also a chapter on approaching coding problems. The approach to solving them is good. It shows how to be methodical and solve the problem. I felt like the author defaulted to recursion which is odd. I understand he was trying to show a less optimal approach and then a better approach. But most people would think of a loop for a factorial as the first approach, not recursion.

All in all, I liked the book. It's a great way to practice and prepare for a Java interview.

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