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 http://www.java24hours.com.