In many ways this book is a prequel to my previous book with O’Reilly, Java Network Programming. Although written first, Java Network Programming presumes a solid familiarity with input and output, streams, and readers and writers as discussed in this book. Java Network Programming explains the fundamental protocols and technology that underlie the Internet, shows you how to communicate with sockets, provides detailed examples of working network clients and servers, and even develops content and protocol handlers. If you want to learn more about TCP/IP, HTTP, URLs, sockets and server sockets, and other elements of Internet programming in Java, you should definitely pick up Java Network Programming. (There’s probably an ad for it in the back of this very book.)
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