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  • Page extent: 146 pages
  • Size: 234 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 0.16 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 005.13/3
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: QA76.73.J38 E43 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Java (Computer program language)

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521777681 | ISBN-10: 0521777682)

The Elements of Java Style, written by renowned author Scott Ambler, Rogue Wave Software Vice President Alan Vermeulen, and a team of programmers from Rogue Wave, is for anyone who writes Java code. While there are many books that explain the syntax and basic use of Java, this book, first published in 2000, explains not just what you can do with the syntax, but what you ought to do. Just as Strunk and White's The Elements of Style provides rules of usage for the English language, this book provides a set of rules for Java practitioners to follow. While illustrating these rules with parallel examples of correct and incorrect usage, the book provides a collection of standards, conventions, and guidelines for writing solid Java code which will be easy to understand, maintain, and enhance. Anyone who writes Java code or plans to should have this book next to their computer.

• Practical examples based on real world development • Shows Java programmers what they ought to be doing with their Java code • Suitable for use as a set of programming standards


Preface; Introduction; 1. General principles; 2. Formatting conventions; 3. Naming conventions; 4. Documentation conventions; 5. Programming conventions; 6. Packaging conventions; Summary; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.


'The Elements of Java Style is perfect in what it tries to achieve. Each rule is sensible, hardly any are debatable, and there is no excuse for ignoring any of them.' JavaZone Book of the Week

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