- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Why not learn Java from the brilliant Sun software pioneers who created it? That’s the proposition which first attracted thousands of developers to The Java Programming Language, by Ken Arnold, James Gosling, and David Holmes. The book has always delivered on its promise, offering a level of clarity and insight that’s hard to find elsewhere. Now fully updated for Java 2 Release 5.0, it remains an outstanding, comprehensive tutorial for experienced coders moving to Java -- and the definitive working reference for every Java programmer.
The authors systematically cover the core language, starting with its object-oriented features: classes, objects, subclassing, interfaces, nested classes, and enumeration. They thoroughly review Java’s standard constructs, from values and variables to operators and expressions. You’ll find full chapters on the use of primitives as types; and on Java’s powerful error-handling and validation tools. From threads to garbage collection, reflection to packages, you’ll learn why Java works the way it does -- and how to make the most of it.
The authors wrap up by introducing Java’s most widely used packages: the streams-based I/O package; the collections “container classes”; system classes for accessing underlying platforms; internationalization and localization tools; and utilities for everything from formatted output to random number generation.
There’s something new in nearly every chapter, and some have been revised heavily. There’s detailed new coverage of assertions and regular expressions, and updates throughout to reflect J2SE 5.0 boxing and unboxing conversions. You’ll also find brand-new chapters on three important new features: generics, enums, and annotations. Of course, there’s sample code throughout -- and whose Java code could possibly be more reliable than Gosling’s and Arnold’s? Bill Camarda, from the October 2005 Read Only