To experience the refreshing feeling of wading through another stream, test the waters with the following activities:

  • Write an application that reads the ID3 tags of all MP3 files in a folder and renames the files using the artist, song, and album information (when it is provided).

  • Write a program that reads a Java source file and writes it back without any changes under a new name.

  • Buy a copy of the album Swax by Scapegoat Wax.

To see Java programs that implement these activities, visit the book's website at

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