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Java Cookbook 2ND Editionby Ian F Darwin
Synopses & Reviews
You have a choice: you can wade your way through lengthy Java tutorials and figure things out by trial and error, or you can pick up Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition and get to the heart of what you need to know when you need to know it.With the completely revised and thoroughly updated Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition, Java developers like you will learn by example, try out new features, and use sample code to understand how new additions to the language and platform work--and how to put them to work for you.This comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples will satisfy Java developers at all levels of expertise. Whether you're new to Java programming and need something to bridge the gap between theory-laden reference manuals and real-world programs or you're a seasoned Java programmer looking for a new perspective or a different problem-solving context, this book will help you make the most of your Java knowledge.Packed with hundreds of tried-and-true Java recipes covering all of the major APIs from the 1.4 version of Java, this book also offers significant first-look recipes for the most important features of the new 1.5 version, which is in beta release. You get practical solutions to everyday problems, and each is followed by a detailed, ultimately useful explanation of how and why the technology works.Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition includes code segments covering many specialized APIs--like those for working with Struts, Ant and other new popular Open Source tools. It also includes expanded Mac OS X Panther coverage and serves as a great launching point for Java developers who want to get started in areas outside of their specialization.In this major revision, you'll find succinct pieces of code that can be easily incorporated into other programs. Focusing on what's useful or tricky--or what's useful and tricky--Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition is the most practical Java programming book on the market.
Book News Annotation:
Assuming a familiarity with Java, this book collects 312 solutions with code snippets for working with the core APIs, data processing, input and output, graphical user interfaces, network clients, databases, XML, packages of classes, and threaded Java. The second edition adds a chapter on generic types and enumerations and covers version 1.5 of Java 2 standard edition.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Ian F. Darwin has worked in the computer industry for three decades: with Unix since 1980, Java since 1995, and OpenBSD since 1998. He wrote the freeware file(1) command used on Linux and BSD and is the author of Checking C Programs with Lint, Java Cookbook, and over seventy articles and several courses (both university and commercial) on C and Unix. In addition to programming and consulting, Ian teaches Unix, C, and Java for Learning Tree International, one of the world's largest technical training companies. He runs OpenBSD on most of his computers, and he runs a mirror of The Unix History Society archive.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Getting Started: Compiling, Running, and DebuggingChapter 2: Interacting with the EnvironmentChapter 3: Strings and ThingsChapter 4: Pattern Matching with Regular ExpressionsChapter 5: NumbersChapter 6: Dates and TimesChapter 7: Structuring Data with JavaChapter 8: Data Structuring with Generics, foreach, and Enumerations (JDK 1.5)Chapter 9: Object-Oriented TechniquesChapter 10: Input and OutputChapter 11: Directory and Filesystem OperationsChapter 12: Programming External Devices: Serial and Parallel PortsChapter 13: Graphics and SoundChapter 14: Graphical User InterfacesChapter 15: Internationalization and LocalizationChapter 16: Network ClientsChapter 17: Server-Side Java: SocketsChapter 18: Network Clients II: Applets and Web ClientsChapter 19: Java and Electronic MailChapter 20: Database AccessChapter 21: XMLChapter 22: Distributed Java: RMIChapter 23: Packages and PackagingChapter 24: Threaded JavaChapter 25: Introspection, or "A Class Named Class"Chapter 26: Using Java with Other LanguagesChapter : AfterwordColophon
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