All Java Programming Titles
Beginning POJOs takes you through the construction of a complex enterprise Java application centered around JBoss, Spring, Hibernate, Tapestry, and Ant. This book is ideal if you're new to open-source Java and want to build enterprise Java applications from scratch, using the full range of available open-source tools and frameworks.
Written by Lift Scala web framework founder and lead Dave Pollak, Beginning Scala takes a down-to-earth approach to teaching Scala that leads you through simple examples that can be combined to build complex, scalable systems and applications.
Decompiling Android looks at the the reason why Android apps can be decompiled to recover their source code, what it means to Android developers and how you can protect your code from prying eyes. This is also a good way to see how good and bad Android apps are constructed and how to learn from them in building your own apps.
Both Java and .NET use the idea of a "virtual machine," or VM. And while VMs are useful for some purposes, they undermine the security of your source code, because creation can be reversed, or decompiled. Which makes this one-of-a-kind book extremely useful: you must understand decompilation to properly protect your intellectual property.