Guava has been on my list of Java libraries to try out for a long time now. Here are some handy ways to make it pay off.
Google’s guava is one of the best, most useful all-purpose java libraries to come out in a long time. It’s surprising that it isn’t standard in most projects now. Maybe there’s too much in there. If the functional and concurrency packages seem like too big an investment of time to understand and use in your code, just focus first on the easy parts.