Java I/O, NIO and NIO.2

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I do not recommend buying this book.

NIO and NIO.2 were never taught to me in university or in the vast majority of tutorials and code snippets that I have been exposed to. This book was not the correct resource for me to learn about these parts of Java's API, as it seems to be more of a reference manual. It includes explanations of key API classes, thorough documentation of important functions and constants, and a seemingly excessive number of examples. Though these may help some readers, it was incredibly draining to read through ~400 pages of this.

What I hoped for was a book that explained the high-level concepts of NIO and NIO.2, brief explanations of important classes, their functions and constants, how they relate to lower-level concepts and OS APIs, as well as a handful of carefully curated examples. In hindsight, I would have been better-off reading through the official API documentation and doing my own research.