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on May 30, 2014
As a keen programmer, I've read more than hundred books about all aspects of software development. This one is in my Top-10, together with Llama Book, Design and Evolution of C++, The Deadline and few others.
It is a kind of book that you simply can't stop reading. For anyone familiar with Java it will be full of amazing discoveries, regardless of how well you know the language. The book is only about 250 pages, and it is full of intelligent humor, which is ironic and friendly at the same time, making it very easy to read. I appreciate the way it is spiced with some optical illusions (you'll find a reference in the end). There's a complete summary of all "lessons learned", which fits in about 10 pages of very condensed programming wisdom -- I would've bought this book for this chapter alone.
All in all -- amazing book, one of the true gems. Don't think twice -- buy it now :)