Joshua Bloch’s JavaOne’06 presentation on Effective Java Reloaded previewed his second edition of the most famous Java best practice guide in the Java developer community. Finally, the book is hitting the market on Nov 9, 2007 and it is available for Pre-Order from Amazon.com. But, you can start using some of these best practices today. Google Collections is home for some of these Java programming best practices. Not sure, when these features would become part of core library. They are simple to use and provide rich data structures and complement the Java collections library. Go for it, though its still in its alpha release. Google Collections is a natural home for these developer savvy features until we see them adopted in the core library. After all, Joshua is Google’s Chief Java Architect.