Java News from Thursday, June 5, 2008

Addison-Wesley has published the second edition of Joshua Bloch's Effective Java. This edition updates the book with coverage of features from Java 5 and beyond, including generics, enums, and java.util.concurrent. The Builder pattern also gets expanded treatment. Highest recommendation.

Muprhy's Law applies. The same year I publish Refactoring HTML, my best shot yet at a Jolt award, two other books come out that would be obvious winners in any other year, and 2008's not half over yet. Tomorrow I'll reveal the second obvious choice for the Jolt award. In the mean time, anyone want to guess?