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How many times have you reached an impasse while writing code because you couldn't remember how something in Java worked? This new pocket guide is designed to keep you moving. Concise, convenient and easy to use, the Java Pocket Guide gives you Java stripped down to its bare essentials — in fact, it's the only book on Java that you can actually fit in your pocket.

Written by Robert and Patricia Liguori, senior software and lead information engineers for Java-based air traffic ...

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Overview

How many times have you reached an impasse while writing code because you couldn't remember how something in Java worked? This new pocket guide is designed to keep you moving. Concise, convenient and easy to use, the Java Pocket Guide gives you Java stripped down to its bare essentials — in fact, it's the only book on Java that you can actually fit in your pocket.

Written by Robert and Patricia Liguori, senior software and lead information engineers for Java-based air traffic management and simulation environments, Java Pocket Guide contains everything you really need to know about Java, particularly everything you need to remember. The book pays special attention to the new areas in Java 5 and 6, such as generics and annotations.

Why do you need the Java Pocket Guide?

  • It's the only CliffsNotes-style guide to Java available
  • Lets you find important things quickly without consulting 1000-page tutorials
  • Includes many command-line options
  • Organized for quick and easy use on the job
If you're looking to learn some aspect of Java, this is not your book. Java Pocket Guide is for the experienced Java programmers among you who need quick reminders to jog your memory on how something in the language works. Simply put, this pocket guide offers practical help for practicing developers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596514198
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Liguori is a Senior Software Engineer and has been developing,maintaining and testing air traffic management systems since 1996. Heis currently the lead developer for several Java based air trafficmanagement applications. Mr. Liguori has a Bachelors degree in ComputerScience and Information Technology from Richard Stockton College of NewJersey and is a Sun Certified Java Professional. He is also theco-founder of the Tech Center Java User Group.

Patricia Liguori is a Lead Information Systems Engineer and has beendeveloping air traffic management systems and simulation environmentssince 1994. She has been working with Java based applications since 1998as well as other technologies including J2EE, relational databases, XML,and XSL. Over the past several years, she has been leading thedevelopment of multi-organizational simulation environments used toconduct aviation research and analyze aviation systems. She holds aB.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University, a B.S. inComputer Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and aM.S. in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Language

Chapter 1: Naming Conventions

Chapter 2: Lexical Elements

Chapter 3: Fundamental Types

Chapter 4: Reference Types

Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 6: Statements and Blocks

Chapter 7: Exception Handling

Chapter 8: Java Modifiers

Part II: Platform

Chapter 9: Java Platform, SE

Chapter 10: Development Basics

Chapter 11: Basic Input and Output

Chapter 12: Java Collections Framework

Chapter 13: Generics Framework

Chapter 14: Concurrency

Chapter 15: Memory Management

Chapter 16: The Java Scripting API

Chapter 17: Third-Party Tools

Chapter 18: UML Basics

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  • Posted March 27, 2009

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    Quick Java Help

    This short and sweet pocket-sized Java guide covers the subject quickly and to the point. It brings together the main Java concepts in a single, compact format. Sometimes it's nice to have a feather-light reference in your rucksack.

    While tiny, the guide contains the following:

    Part I. Language
    Chapter 1: Naming Conventions
    Chapter 2: Lexical Elements
    Chapter 3: Fundamental Types
    Chapter 4: Reference Types
    Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Programming
    Chapter 6: Statements and Blocks
    Chapter 7: Exception Handling
    Chapter 8: Java Modifiers

    Part II. Platform
    Chapter 9: Java Platform, SE
    Chapter 10: Development Basics
    Chapter 11: Basic Input and Output
    Chapter 12: Java Collections Framework
    Chapter 13: Generics Framework
    Chapter 14: Concurrency
    Chapter 15: Memory Management
    Chapter 16: The Java Scripting API
    Chapter 17: Third-Party Tools
    Chapter 18: UML Basics

    The book is well organized and well written. It contains micro-snippets of code for virtually every topic covered. It's a helpful book to keep around for review or quick lookups. If you are new to Java but already a programmer of another object-oriented language, you could read it to get a quick, high-level overview. I have found it to be among the most useful Java books I own.

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