14.7. Additional java.io Classes
We now introduce you to other useful classes in the java.io package. We overview additional interfaces and classes for byte-based input and output streams and character-based input and output streams.
Interfaces and Classes for Byte-Based Input and Output
InputStream and OutputStream (subclasses of Object) are abstract classes that declare methods for performing byte-based input and output, respectively. We used concrete classes FileInputStream (a subclass of InputStream) and FileOutputStream (a subclass of OutputStream) to manipulate files in this chapter.
Pipes are synchronized communication channels between threads. We discuss threads in Chapter 23, Multithreading. Java provides PipedOutputStream (a subclass ...