Organizations worldwide rely on Java code to perform mission-critical tasks, so that code must be reliable, robust, fast, maintainable, and secure. Java™ Coding Guidelines brings together expert guidelines, recommendations, and code examples to help you meet these demands. You’ll find 75 guidelines, each presented consistently and intuitively. For each guideline, conformance requirements are specified; for most, noncompliant code examples and compliant solutions are also offered. The authors explain when to apply each guideline and provide references to even more detailed information. Reflecting pioneering research on Java security, Java™ Coding Guidelines offers updated techniques for protecting against both deliberate attacks and other unexpected events. You’ll find best practices for improving code reliability and clarity, and a full chapter exposing common misunderstandings that lead to suboptimal code. Intended primarily for software professionals working in Java Standard Edition (SE) 7 Platform environments, this guide is also useful to those working with Java Micro Edition (ME), Java Enterprise Edition (EE), and other contemporary Java language platforms.