By (author) Bruce A. Tate
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Beyond Java by Bruce A. Tate
Book DescriptionBruce Tate, author of the Jolt Award-winning "Better, Faster, Lighter Java" has an intriguing notion about the future of Java, and it's causing some agitation among Java developers. Bruce believes that Java is abandoning its base, and conditions are ripe for an alternative to emerge. In "Beyond Java", Bruce chronicles the rise of the most successful language of all time, and then lays out, in painstaking detail, the compromises the founders had to make to establish success. Then, he describes the characteristics of likely successors to Java. He builds to a rapid and heady climax, presenting alternative languages and frameworks with productivity and innovation unmatched in Java. He closes with an evaluation of the most popular and important programming languages, and their future role in a world beyond Java. If you agree with the book's premise - that Java's reign is coming to an end - then this book will help you start to build your skills accordingly. You can download some of the frameworks discussed and learn a few new languages. This book will teach you what a new language needs to succeed, so when things do change, you'll be more prepared. And, even if you think Java is here to stay, you can use the best techniques from frameworks introduced in this book to improve what you're doing in Java today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780596100940
(217mm x 162mm x 13mm)
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruce A. Tate
Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, Paperback (November 2010)
You should learn a programming language every year, as recommended by The Pragmatic Programmer. But if one per year is good, how about Seven Languages in Seven Weeks? In this book you'll get a hands-on tour of Clojure, Haskell, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, and Ruby.
Spring a Developer's Notebook, Paperback (April 2005)
This no-nonsense book quickly gets readers up to speed on the new Spring open source framework. Favouring examples and practical application over theory, 'Spring: A Developer's Notebook' features 10 code-intensive labs that reveal the many assets of this revolutionary, lightweight architecture.
Better, Faster, Lighter Java, Paperback (June 2004)
The authors argue that the old heavyweight architectures are unwieldy, complicated and contribute to slow and buggy application code. As an alternative means for building better applications the authors present two "lightweight" open source architectures - Hibernate and Spring.
Bitter Java, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Bruce A. Tate
Bitter Java is the first major book on Java anti-patterns. It is an essential guide to any Java programmer, consultant or architect wanting to understand the most important Java server-side programming pitfalls.
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Author Biography - Bruce A. Tate
Bruce Tate is a kayaker, mountain biker, and father of two. In his spare time, he is an independent consultant in Austin,Texas. In 2001, he founded J2Life, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in Java persistence frameworks and lightweight development methods. His customers have included FedEx, Great West Life, TheServerSide, and BEA. He speaks at conferences and Java user's groups around the nation. Before striking out on his own, Bruce spent thirteen years at IBM working on database technologies, object-oriented infrastructure and Java. He was recruited away from IBM to help start the client services practice in an Austin start up called Pervado Systems. He later served a brief stent as CTO of IronGrid, which built nimble Java performance tools. Bruce is the author of four books, including best-selling Bitter Java. First rule of kayak: When in doubt, paddle like Hell.
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