Java for the Real… by Phillip Johnson [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
Java for the Real World
Java for the Real World
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Java for the Real World

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Last updated on 2017-05-24

About the Book

When I started my first Java job, I was immediately overwhelmed by my knowledge gaps of the Java ecosystem. I knew how to write decent code and had a good understanding of the Java language, but I had never used Hibernate or "deployed a war to Tomcat"...and what's a "pom"? I soon found that answers to these questions were less than straightforward. Wading through pages of dense documentation and poorly written tutorials often left me just as confused as when I started.

That's why I decided to write Java for the Real World. Having lived through the pain of learning the Java ecosystem, I wanted to create a resource for anyone else in their first Java job to quickly become aware of all the ancillary technologies that Java uses. I intentionally do not provide deep tutorials in the book. Not only would that be an insurmountable task (nearly all of these technologies have books of their own), but I have found that companies use the tools in such different ways that tutorials only go so far. Instead, I provide an overview of the most common tools you are likely to encounter, example code to see the technology in action, and suggested resources for more in-depth study.

Starting a new job is stressful enough, why make it worse by losing yourself in a sea on new words and tools? Java for the Real World is a practical and candid book that can be your guide to vast world of professional Java development.

Note: This book is in-progress, so I am selling it for 50% off the suggested price. If you purchase today, you will get immediate access to everything I have already written and updates as more chapters are completed!

Planned chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: About this book
  • Chapter 2: The Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
  • Chapter 3: Build Tools
  • Chapter 4: Testing
  • Chapter 5: Spring
  • Chapter 6: Web Application Frameworks
  • Chapter 7: Web Application Deployment
  • Chapter 8: Working with Data
  • Chapter 9: Logging
  • Chapter 10: Good Libraries to Know
  • Chapter 11: Other Technologies

About the Author

Phillip Johnson
Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson is a software developer based out of Columbus, Ohio. He has worked on projects ranging from call center queuing to bioinformatics and has used a wide range of technologies including Python, Java, Scala, and SQL. He blogs at Let's Talk Data.

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