Application Modernization: What Is It and How to Get Started
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Improved error recovery is one of the most powerful ways that you can increase the robustness of your code. Error recovery is a fundamental concern for every program you write, and it’s especially important in Java, in which one of the primary goals is to create program components for others to use. To create a robust system, each component must be robust.
The goals for exception handling in Java are to simplify the creation of large, reliable programs using less code than currently possible, with more confidence that your application doesn’t have an unhandled error.
Exceptions are not terribly difficult to learn, and are one of those features that provide immediate and significant benefits to your project. Fortunately, Java enforces all aspects of exceptions so it’s guaranteed that they will be used consistently by both library designer and client programmer.