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April 6, 2004
Review of 'Java Examples In a Nutshell'
TBR writes "Learning by looking at other people's code is always an effective and useful learning strategy. Not only does it help to solve specific problems, but it's a great way to pick up useful language idioms, pointers to good style and best practices. There's a proviso, of course, and that is that you're looking at code that contains good language idioms, is coded in a good style and to best practices. The net is awash with source code to look at, but the quality varies from the diabolically good to the inexorably awful. All of which is a roundabout way of introducing David Flanagan's 'Java Examples In a Nutshell'.