CHAPTER 21Networking

As all readers know, Java is practically a synonym for Internet programming. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is its ability to generate secure, cross-platform, portable code. However, one of the most important reasons that Java is the premier language for network programming are the classes defined in the package. They provide an easy-to-use means by which programmers of all skill levels can access network resources.

This chapter explores the package. It is important to emphasize that networking is a very large and at times complicated topic. It is not possible for this book to discuss all of the capabilities contained in Instead, this chapter focuses on several of ...

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