In the fast-moving world of Java, it’s an effort to publish a book that isn’t out of date by the time it reaches store shelves. Most of what I’ve written about in this book seems fairly stable. However, there will undoubtedly by many new developments after publication. The following three web sites can help you stay abreast of new technologies and strategies for Java I/O.
My Café au Lait site at http://metalab.unc.edu/javafaq/ features almost daily news updates about Java topics. I pay special attention to new material that’s closely related to my books, like I/O and networking libraries. Café au Lait also features many resources to help you develop your Java programming skills, including FAQ lists, tutorials, course notes, examples, exercises, book reviews, and more. Of particular interest will be the Java I/O page at http://metalab.unc.edu/javafaq/books/javaio/. I’ll post corrections and updates to this book there as necessary.
O’Reilly’s official Java site at http://java.oreilly.com/ contains feature articles and links to the official O’Reilly sites for all our Java books. You can peruse the rather impressive O’Reilly Java catalog (18 books and counting) and view descriptions, author bios, tables of contents, indexes, reviews, exercises, examples, errata, and reader comments for all the books (including this one).
I/O isn’t the sexiest topic in the programming community, but it is one of the most important. IDG’s JavaWorld ...