Java in Review

I can hear the groans from here—a review on Java? Don't worry, I won't bore you with all of the gory syntax details or concepts of the Java language that you can easily pick up in other tutorials. Instead, I will present a conceptual review that focuses on some various important issues that are often overlooked or underemphasized. The study of these issues will not only give you a better understanding of the Java language, but prepare you for what's covered in the rest of the tutorial. You should think of this chapter as a roving spotlight, highlighting various issues of Java that are worthy of mention; even the intermediate and advanced programmer will benefit from the study of these issues.