Media praise for Java Cookbook

"...a clear, bright piece of work, bursting at the seams with ideas for connoisseurs and snackers alike."--John McLaughlin-Cvu, August 2002

"I'm very into a method of programming called 'R&D'...that stands for 'Rob And Duplicate.' I'd rather not invent or reinvent something if I can 'borrow' someone else's solution. Given that as my mindset, I LOVE this book! While the hardcore reference books are necessary, all too often the beleaguered developer is left asking for a simple example of how something works in a real program. Sometimes it's nice just to be able to see a class (like the Java I/O classes) used in the context of a complete solution. From there, you can figure out how to start using the class in your own program. That's the real value of this book. I may conceptually understand what a class does, but it's sometimes hard to translate that knowledge into syntactically correct code. Seeing an example helps me get a grasp of how it is really used...Regardless of where you are at in your Java career, you should have this book. If you're a Java newbie, it will help you bridge the gap between reference manuals and real programs. If you're an experienced Java programmer, it will give you different perspectives on how a problem could be solved."
--Thomas Duff, Portland Domino/Notes User Group, July 2002

?I want to begin by saying that a copy of the Java Cookbook should be on everyone's shelf regardless of your skill level in Java. This is an important technical resource and goes next to my Perl Cookbook. But just like any cookbook, this is not the magic grimoire that will unlock the mysteries of the Java Gurus. Instead, its a book you will flip through when you are unsure of how to do something. For example:
Frank: How do I format a string into a specific date format
Jim: Frank, look up the section on Dates in the Cookbook
... two minutes pass ...
Frank: Cool! Thanks Jim!
Jim: No prob.
The Java Cookbook is an excellent ?Great Book!?

"Bottom line: if you program Java, you must have this book. If you manage Java programmers you need to buy them this book so they can stop wasting their time re-inventing code." --Netsurfer Digest, July 18, 2001