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Press Release: December 20, 2000

"Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf" Combines Three Award-Winning Java Books--And Four More

Sebastopol, CA--Last June, three O'Reilly Java books claimed the top spots in the Best Book category of the 2000 Java Developers Journal Readers' Choice Awards. With an overwhelming vote Java in a Nutshell by David Flanagan, Java Servlet Programming by Jason Hunter, and Enterprise JavaBeans by Richard Monson-Haefel, won the industry's most prestigious award.

Now O'Reilly has released The Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf, combining those three books in an easy-to-carry, easy-to-access format. Adding to that powerhouse are four more Java classics from O'Reilly: Java Security by Scott Oaks, Java Distributed Computing by Jim Farley, and best selling author David Flanagan's Java Enterprise in a Nutshell (electronic version and hardcopy) and Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell.

Java professionals who increasingly rely on the Web, online help, and other online information sources to get instant solutions to complex problems, now can gain access to their favorite O'Reilly books directly from their CD-ROM drive--anytime, anywhere in the world--and without being bogged down by pounds upon pounds of heavy paper. Formatted in HTML, The Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf can be read using any Web browser, is fully searchable and cross-referenced. In addition to individual indexes for each book, a master index for the entire library is provided.

Not only light on that strained shoulder, The Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf is also light on the wallet: Together the print versions of these seven books would retail for $236.65. The Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf gives you all that-and more-for $89.95.

What readers have to say about O'Reilly's other CD Bookshelves:

"I just got a job with a UNIX consulting firm, and so I started wishing I could have the O'Reilly books on my notebook--I can't hardly carry them to each customer site! I suppose that I'm behind the times, but I just discovered your CD Bookshelf series. Exactly what I need, so I'm going to order all three of them. Great idea!"

"Worth investing in, reclaims shelf spaceDefinitely worth the investment, cheaper than buying the hard copy editions, and easier to use as a reference. Five stars."

"I am a traveling consultant--taking a whole library of reference materials was not possible. I of course carried the hardcopy UNIX in a Nutshell. With the UNIX CD Bookshelf, I have an excellent set of books at my fingertips without weighing down my suitcase. The search engine is excellent, very unintrusive."

"I pop in the CD while I work on some UNIX stuff. It saves time and hassle. I get more ideas and learn new things in a unique way."

The books included in the CD are:

Online Resources:

The Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf
By O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
December 2000
ISBN 1-56592-850-4, 622 pages, $89.95 U.S., Features CD-ROM

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