Designed for those who learn best by example, Java Examples in a Nutshell is packed with real-world programs that not only serve as great learning tools, but can also be modified for individual use. Java Examples in a Nutshell stands-alone as a terrific compilation of hands-on examples, but it is also an excellent tutorial companion to Java in a Nutshell. Add to that pairing Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell and Java Enterprise in a Nutshell and you have a complete Java reference library.
"This book was a lot of fun to write," says Flanagan. "The first edition came out when Java 1.1 was released at more than double the size of Java 1.0. While I was busy writing additional examples for the second edition of Java in a Nutshell, the engineers at Sun were busy turning Java into something that could no longer fit into a nutshell. We were able to include some examples in Java in a Nutshell, but we had to cut many more than we could include. The decision to create a book devoted entirely to examples was a good one. Given the freedom to write an entire book of examples, I was able to go into more depth than I ever would have before, and write all the examples I really wanted to write. I found myself really enjoying the exploration and experimentation that went into developing these examples."
Java Examples in a Nutshell doesn't hold the readers' hand or supply detailed explanations of Java syntax or method calls; it simply delivers well-commented working examples for exploring the wide range of what's possible with Java. Each chapter concludes with programming exercises that suggest avenues for building further knowledge.
Java Examples in a Nutshell includes:
Java Examples in a
Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By David Flanagan
2nd Edition October 2000
0-596-00039-1, 582 pages, $29.95 (US)
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