Even now, learning Java is still quite simple if we concentrate on the most important tools. Object orientation, flow control, collections, and Java 8 streams should all be introduced after the syntax. Everything is held together by design patterns.
The foundations of this fantastic platform must also be mastered if we are to call ourselves true Java Specialists. How else might we create systems that benefit from Java's strength?
Among these tools are dynamic proxies. With a single class, we can eliminate thousands of lines of repetitive code. We can find good use cases for them in our systems by carefully examining how they operate.
Using dynamic proxies is not a common practice. Only a dozen times in our careers might they be useful. However, they save us a tremendous lot of work when they fit. I once succeeded in replacing more than 500,000 code statements with just one dynamic proxy. Strong stuff.
Java programmers who aspire to advance to "guru" rank should read this book. It is not appropriate for Java newbies.