August 31, 2000
Eagerly Anticipated Second Edition of O'Reilly's Java Network Programming Released
Sebastopol, CA--"Java's growth over the last five years has been nothing
short of phenomenal," says Elliotte Rusty Harold, author of the
just-released second edition of Java Network
Programming (O'Reilly, $39.95). "Given Java's rapid rise to prominence
and the general interest in networking, it's a little surprising that network
programming in Java is still so mysterious to so many."
"What's exciting about Java centers around the potential for new kinds of
dynamic, networked applications, and Java Network Programming shows you
how to write them," explains Harold. "Java is the first programming language
designed from the ground up with networking in mind. Since the first
edition of this book was released, many of the dynamic, distributed network
applications that I thought Java would make possible have indeed come to
pass. Programmers are using Java to query database servers, monitor web
pages, control telescopes, and manage multiplayer games-all by using Java's
ability to access the Internet. Not all network software is written in Java
yet, but it's not for lack of trying."
Programming, 2nd Edition is a complete introduction to developing
network programs (both applets and applications) using Java, covering everything
from networking fundamentals to Remote Method Invocation (RMI). It includes
chapters on TCP and UDP sockets, multicasting protocol and content
handlers, and servlets. This second edition also includes coverage of Java
1.1, 1.2 and 1.3. New chapters cover multithreaded network programming,
I/O, HTML parsing and display, the Java Mail API, the Java Secure Sockets
Extension, and more.
"Java Network Programming helps you push the envelope in the developing
world of Java programming--to go far beyond the cute web page animations
that are the extent of many first-generation Java applications, and get
deep into Java's capabilities as a platform for serious network
programming," says Harold.
What critics and readers said about the first edition:
"I didn't begin to understand Java networking until I found this book."
Programming, 2nd Edition
--Bruce Eckel, author of "Thinking in Java"
"An excellent tutorial that will guide you through the world of Java
networking as smoothly as possible."
"This book features an introduction to developing network programs, using
the communications and networking classes in the java.net package. Covers
networking fundamentals, RMI, TCP, UDP sockets, multicasting protocol and
content handlers, servlets, as well as URLs and basic applet capabilities.
Covers Java 1.1."
--Geoff Choo, Director Solutions WEBzine
"Although I have been in the software industry for 16 years, this is
probably the first note of this kind I've ever sent. I just wanted to say
thanks for producing such high quality programming books (especially Java
Network Programming) at rational prices. It seems that the rest of the
computer book industry is hell bent on a race to see who can gouge the
highest prices for the cheapest trash. I've voted with my wallet since most
of the titles that I buy these days are yours."
--Donald J. Cunningham
"This is by far one of the best written Java books I've seen on the market.
This book should be a part of any programmer's library if they aspire to
use Java for network programming. In fact, even if you're not, you should
buy this book just to see how well written a computer book can be."
--Ed's Internet Book Review
"Java Network Programming completely introduces TCP/IP networks,
making it the place to start if you're familiar with Java but don't know how
to develop a network-aware Java program."
--David Wall, amazon.com,
"Very useful and easy to understand (for java programmers), just like
everything that I have experienced from Elliotte Rusty Harold."
By Elliotte Rusty Harold
2nd Edition August 2000
1-56592-870-9, 760 pages, $39.95 (US$)
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