Java is now over twenty years old, and the classic book, Core Java, covers, in meticulous detail, not just the language but all core libraries and a multitude of changes between versions, spanning two volumes and well over 2,000 pages. However, if you just want to be productive with modern Java, there is a much faster, easier pathway for learning the language and core libraries. In this book, I don’t retrace history and don’t dwell on features of past versions. I show you the good parts of Java as it exists today, with Java 9, so you can put your knowledge to work quickly.
As with my previous “Impatient” books, I quickly cut to the chase, showing you what you need to know to solve a programming problem without lecturing about the superiority of one paradigm over another. I also present the information in small chunks, organized so that you can quickly retrieve it when needed.