Thursday, September 18, 2014

EJ-47 Know and Use The Libraries

Ref: Effective Java by Joshua Bloch

By using a standart library, you take advantage of the knowledge of the experts who wrote it and the experience of those who used it before you.
Every programmer should be familiar with the contents of
To summarize, don’t reinvent the wheel. If you need to do something that seems like it should be reasonably common, there may already be a class in the libraries that does what you want. If there is, use it; if you don’t know, check. Generally speaking, library code is likely to be better than code that you’d write yourself and is likely to improve over time.

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