November 11, 2004
"Java Network Programming, Third Edition": Developing Sophisticated Network Applications in Java
Sebastopol, CA--Java network programming has come a long way, and Java
Network Programming, Third Edition (O'Reilly, US $39.95) by Elliotte
Rusty Harold is keeping pace with all the changes. In this fully revised
and expanded edition, Harold delivers what readers will find to be an
"even stronger, longer-lived, more accurate, and more enjoyable tutorial
and reference to network programming in Java than the last edition." And,
he promises, "when you finish this book, you'll have the knowledge and the
tools to create the next generation of software that takes full advantage
of the Internet."
Covering Java 5.0, the new edition of Java Network Programming brings
readers up to date with the latest features of Java's network APIs. It
discusses the changes and additions to networking in JDK 1.4 and 1.5 (now
christened J2SE 5) and covers everything from networking fundamentals to
Remote Method Invocation (RMI), including chapters on TCP and UDP sockets,
server sockets, URLs and URIs, multicasting, and special-purpose APIs such
as JavaMail. This book explains how to use J2SE to write secure networking
applications and how to use the NIO APIs to write ultra high-performance
servers. It also covers Java's support for network proxies, web cookies,
and URL caching.
The ultimate reference for developing networked applications, this book
shows readers how to use Java's network class library to quickly and
easily write programs that accomplish many common networking tasks,
Browsing the Web with HTTP
Parsing and rendering HTML
Sending email with SMTP
Receiving email with POP and IMAP
Writing multithreaded servers
Installing new protocol and content handlers into browsers
Encrypting communications for confidentiality, authentication, and
guaranteed message integrity
Distributing applications across multiple systems with Remote Method
Whether they want to write a special-purpose web server, a secure online
order taker, a simple multicast agent, or an email client, with this book
readers can learn from (and borrow) thousands of lines of working
code--all of which are available online--implementing fully functional
network clients and servers.
"I didn't begin to understand Java networking until I found this book,"
says Bruce Eckel, author of Thinking in Java. As did the previous
editions, Java Network Programming, Third Edition will prove essential
for network developers and Java programmers who want to write
sophisticated network applications.
Praise for the previous edition:
"[Harold] has an excellent writing style, so the concepts in this book are
easy to digest. I've read most of it already and forsee getting a lot of
mileage out of this book."
--JavaRanch.com, October 2000
"A thorough, in-depth description of how Java can be applied to
networking. For anyone with a serious interest in how the Internet works
there is much of interest, and which is written in language that does not
assume a degree in computer science. It deserves a wider audience than
--Major Kearny, PC Update, March 2001
"If you need to do network programming using Java, you will be well served
by this book."
--Frogware.com, March 2001
Further reviews are available here.
Java Network Programming, Third Edition
Elliotte Rusty Harold
ISBN 0-596-00721-3, 735 pages, $39.95 US, $57.95 CA
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