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Java in a Nutshell Third Edition

Java in a Nutshell Third Edition by David Flanagan - Paperback - 3rd Revised edition - Dec 1999 - from Redwood Bookstore (SKU: 1057)
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Java in a Nutshell Third Edition

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O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA, Dec 1999. 3rd Revised edition. Paperback. The 3rd edition of the well-known reference "Java In a Nutshell" covers the essential APIs of Java 1.2, including networking, security, input and output, and basic language and utility classes. Due to the size of the Java 1.2 API, graphics and graphical user interface classes are now examined in a volume called "Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell" and server-side and enterprise programming are detailed in "Java Enterprise in a Nutshell".\nThough primarily a reference, the book starts off with a thorough, fast-paced introduction to Java, exploring all the key topics including syntax, Object-Oriented programming, security, beans and tools. These discussions are brief and very information-dense but if you are buying this book to learn the language, you will probably be overwhelmed by the speed of this initiation.\nThis book intends to document quite a bit of Java and it easily succeeds with broad coverage of Java programming in Part I and API cataloguing broken down by package in Part II. For example, discussions in Part I explain types, reflection, and dynamic loading. The handling of these topics takes a little over a page but the book gives a useful overview with code examples that clearly illustrate the points made. It is one of the clearest and most concise treatments of these three topics available.\nThe chapters in Part II include an introduction, diagrams, and sections for each class in the package. The sections for each class can be very informative, as in the discussion of the Socket class in the chapter, which includes how to instantiate a Socket object, getting I/Ostreams from the object you instantiated, and how to alter the behaviour of sockets. This discussion, like most in this book, is brief, clear and to the point.\nIf you are looking for a Java reference, this is a solid volume that will provide lasting value. "--John Keogh"\nTopics covered: Part I, Introducing Java, provides broad coverage of Java programming topics, including: data types, syntax, classes and objects, Java file structure, inner classes, interfaces, packages, creating and initialising objects, destroying and finalising objects, input/output, cryptography, networking, security, threads, Java Beans, Java Doc and tools that come with Java 1.2 SDK.\nPart II, the Java API Quick Reference, includes chapters on the following Java packages: java.beans, java.beans.beancontext,, java.lang, java.lang.ref, java.lang.reflect, java.math,,,,,,, java.text, java.util, java.util.jar,, javax.crypto, javax.crypto.interfaces, javax.crypto.spec and a final chapter which provides an index for classes, methods and fields.


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Java in a Nutshell Third Edition
David Flanagan
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3rd Revised edition
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, U.s.a.
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Dec 1999
Web programming, Java (Computer program language), Programming (Electronic computers), Computers / Programming Languages / Java, Computer Books: Languages, Computer Networks, Computer networking & communications, Computers, Computers (Software), Computers

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