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PURE Java™ 2 by Kenneth Litwak

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Introduction

The latest version of Java, renamed from JDK 1.2 to Java 2 SDK Standard Edition Version 1.2, is a significant enhancement to the Java programming language. This version has many new features, such as Swing for coding cool-looking GUIs; a new Collection Framework, which adds support for dealing with collections of objects; and the Extension mechanism for adding your own classes to Java's SDK classes. Java now offers new JDBC features such as scrollable result sets, remote activation of RMI objects, and improved performance. There are many reasons to move from JDK 1.0 or 1.1 to Java 2. This book is designed to help you make this transition. If you are new to Java, you'll find here a rich API set to accomplish almost any programming ...

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