[Haskell-cafe] "Good" Java book? (not off-topic)

Christoph Breitkopf chbreitkopf at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 17 08:28:50 CET 2012

How about recommending a Scala book instead of Java? That would teach a
functional mindset, and on stepping back to Java, they'd just have a
different syntax for types, and some missing stuff.

On the Java side, I own "A Little Java, a Few Patterns" by Friedmann and
Felleisen. This would certainly not make them impervious to anything
functional, but I don't think it serves as a general introduction to Java.
Maybe it would be suitable in addition to another book. I can second the
recommendation of "Effective Java".

- Chris

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 12:19 AM, Ivan Perez
<ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi, cafe,
>  I find myself in the unusual position of having to recommend a few
> books on Java to people who want to use it professionally. As the people
> demanding this live in Burundi, I can't really say "Learn Haskell".
> Odds are they won't find a job there if they don't use mainstream
> languages.
> Is there any book on Java that approaches the language in a way
> that doesn't make programmers impervious to FP and Haskell?
> Not meaning to insult anybody here, I too learned Java before Haskell.
> But I also think it made learning Haskell much more difficult.
> Cheers,
> Ivan.
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