Java programming language and basic packages
Server-side libraries and enterprise development
Networking, Beans, and collections
GUI components and more
Covers Java 2 platform (JDK 1.4 release) and enterprise/server-side development.
An international bestseller for over 5 years, Just Java 2 is the most comprehensive and accessible tutorial for programmers at all levels. Completely updated and revised, the 5th edition is not only a readable and engaging overview of the Java 2 platform (JDK 1.4 release) and its libraries, it is also a practical introduction to today's best enterprise and server-side programming techniques.
Writing for real programmers, author Peter van der Linden delivers expert advice, clear explanations and challenging examples, along with his popular "light relief" sidebars and wry commentary on the computer industry.
Just Java 2 covers:
The core language: advantages, syntax, object-oriented features, and key techniques-including interfaces, threads, assert statements, and much more
Key Java libraries: Input/output, from the basics to cutting-edge pattern matching, file locking, and mapped I/O techniques-plus a full chapter data structures and collections
Server-side Java technology: Powerful techniques for building Web-based transaction systems and Web services: servlets, Java Server Pages(tm), RMI, object serialization, and more
Client-side Java technology: Up-to-the-minute coverage of JFC(tm)/Swing GUI development, applet techniques, games code, containers, layouts, and graphics programming
Enterprise Java technology: J2EE(tm) platform-capabilities, benefits, and techniques! Including a database introduction, JDBC(tm) API tutorial, basics of EJB(tm) architecture, Java platform security, and a brand-new chapter on XML
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