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Pro Java 7 NIO.2

By Anghel Leonard

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Pro Java 7 NIO.2 addresses the three primary elements that offer new input/output (I/O) APIs in Java 7, giving you the skills to write robust, scalable Java applications.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4011-2
  • 296 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: December 6, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Pro Java 7 NIO.2 addresses the three primary elements that offer new input/output (I/O) APIs in Java 7, giving you the skills to write robust, scalable Java applications:

  • An extensive file I/O API system addresses feature requests that developers have sought since the inception of the JDK
  • A socket channel API addresses multicasting, socket binding associated with channels, and related issues
  • An asynchronous I/O API enables mapping to I/O facilities, completion ports, and various I/O event port mechanisms to enhance scalability

NIO.2 for the Java platform, known as JSR 203, is a major feature of the new Java JDK 7 under the leadership of Alan Bateman as an OpenJDK project. Take advantage of these exciting new developments with Pro Java 7 NIO.2.

What you’ll learn

  • How to carry out Path class operations
  • How to get/set file metadata through the java.nio file attribute API (including POSIX)
  • How to manage symbolic and hard links (including create, delete, and find target)
  • How to deal with files and directories through the new java.nio.file.Files API
  • How to use the FileVisitor API to develop file recursive operations
  • How to explore the Watch Service API and file change notification
  • How to use the new SeekableByteChannel API for Random Access File
  • How to develop blocking/non-blocking socket-based applications
  • How to explore the jewel of NIO.2: the Asynchronous Channel API
  • How to use the Zip File System Provider and write a custom file system provider
  • How to refactor java.io.File code

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced Java programmers new to Java 7 and those with some experience with Java 7.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Working with the Path Class
  2. Metadate File Attributes
  3. Symbolic Links
  4. Files and Directories
  5. The FileVisitor Class: Recursive Operations
  6. Watch Service API
  7. Two Security Models
  8. SPI Package
  9. Mapping java.io.file Functionality to java.nio.file
  10. General Methods
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If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

On page 9:

Paragraph # 2 has the wrong import statement. It should be java.nio.file.Files.isSameFile(). file should be lower case instead of upper case.

On page 36:

mklink /D C:\rafaelnadal C:\rafaelnadal\photos

ln –s /home/rafaelnadal/photos /home/rafaelnadal

It does not work. It make a circulation in directories.

When you execute "cd photo", it is recurring.


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