Media praise for Java in a Nutshell
"Here's a classic that just keeps on keep up with the state of the language...Flanagan has once again done an outstanding job in providing a succinct reference manual that covers the latest version of the Java language. He's added a new chapter to cover Java 5.0 features such as generic types, enumerated types, and annotations. There is also coverage of some new features in chapter 2, such as autoboxing and the new for/in statement. This coverage method (most of the new stuff in one area) means that readers who are upgrading their copy can easily flag the new material they need to read."
"...this book was a tremendous help when I first started using Java and continues to be an outstanding reference as I become more experienced in Java. I feel the book is laid out well with an easy to follow format and has tons of good coding examples. I also like how OReilly created a class index that is separate from the regular index. this is really helpful when looking up items related to a specific class. In short, this is a very good book for both beginners and experienced Java programmers."
-- , Philadelphia Area Java Users' Group
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings, April 2005
"One has to wonder about an 'In a Nutshell' book that goes over 1000 pages, but that aside, this is one of the best Java books out there, no matter what your goals are."
--S. Pow, Jr., Amazon.com review, June 2005
"... it remains a classic, a classic renewed."
--Nicola Pedot, JUG Trento, June 2005
"I have a special attachment to "Java in a Nutshell": I first learned Java by reading the first edition back in '96. Over the years I've worked with David Flanagan on several new features of the Java platform, and his down-to-earth wisdom never ceases to amaze me."
-- Joshua Bloch