Just Java 2: J2SE 1.5 / Edition 6

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Overview

The #1 introduction to J2SE 1.5 and enterprise/server-side development!

An international bestseller for eight years, Just Java™ 2 is the complete, accessible Java tutorial for working programmers at all levels. Fully updated and revised, this sixth edition is more than an engaging overview of Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE 1.5) and its libraries: it’s also a practical introduction to today’s best enterprise and server-side programming techniques. Just Java™ 2, Sixth Edition, reflects both J2SE 1.5 and the latest Tomcat and servlet specifications. Extensive new coverage includes:

  • New chapters on generics and enumerated types
  • New coverage of Web services, with practical examples using Google and Amazon Web services
  • Simplified interactive I/O with printf()
  • Autoboxing and unboxing of primitive types
  • Static imports, foreach loop construct, and other new language features

Peter van der Linden delivers expert advice, clear explanations, and crisp sample programs throughout—including dozens new to this edition. Along the way, he introduces:

  • The core language: syntax, objects, interfaces, nested classes, compiler secrets, and much more
  • Key libraries: date and calendar, pattern matching, network software, mapped I/O, utilities and generic collections
  • Server-side technology: network server systems, a complete tiny HTML Web server, and XML in Java
  • Enterprise J2EE: Sql and JDBC™ tutorial, servlets and JSP and much more
  • Client-side Java: fundamentals of JFC/Swing GUI development, new class data sharing details
Companion Web Site

All the book’s examples and sample programs are available at http://afu.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131482111
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 1,181,762
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter van der Linden is one of the world’s foremost computer book authors. He’s been in the computer industry for more than twenty-five years, working for companies ranging from start-ups to Apple and Sun Microsystems. van der Linden is also author of The Official Handbook of Practical Jokes (NAL-Penguin, 1991).

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Read an Excerpt

The first edition of Just Java was one of the earliest books to accompany the original release of Java in 1996. The launch of Java coincided with the explosion of interest in the web and the net which, in turn, drove technology forward at a frantic pace. People talked about “Internet time,” which meant three things to me in Silicon Valley: there was immense pressure to rapidly create new hardware and software products; everyone wrote software to display stock prices on their desktops and cell phones; you were forgiven for not showering if you fell asleep at your desk after midnight and woke up there the next morning. Times have changed, but software productivity remains a big reason behind Java’s popularity.

Over the last eight years Java has had six major releases, averaging one about every 18 months. With each of these releases, there has been a new edition of Just Java to describe and explain the technology.

This is a remarkable pace of development for a programming system, particularly when Sun keeps such an emphasis on backward compatibility and portability. The Java 1.2 release was a significant one, bundling major functionality improvements like the collection classes and the Swing GUI library. Java 1.3 and 1.4 were comparatively smaller, although 1.4 did bring a new statement (“assert”) into the language.

Two and a half years in the making, Java 1.5 is the biggest version yet. It is bigger and more significant than jdk 1.2. Sun will probably rename Java 1.5 to some awkward and confusing name using two sets of numbers, like “Java 2 Mega-edition v1.5 fab-o-lux”. Whatever they call it, think of Java 1.5 as “Java 3”.

There are also the traditional bug-fix, library and performance improvements, including some exciting optimizations for desktop applications.Over the years, I’ve put a lot of hard work into unlocking the changes in Java, so you don’t have to. You’re looking at the results of that effort: the sixth edition of Just Java.

I’m confident you’ll find it easy to read, and packed with the information you need.

I hope that you’ll want a copy for yourself.

But if not, I want you to put it back on the shelf, only (as my friend Alan Abel suggested) in a more prominent position.

—P.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1What can Java do for me?3
Ch. 2Introducing objects17
Ch. 3Primitive types, wrappers, and boxing41
Ch. 4Statements and comments67
Ch. 5OOP part II - constructors and visibility87
Ch. 6Static, final, and enumerated types111
Ch. 7Names, operators, and accuracy135
Ch. 8More OOP - extending classes159
Ch. 9Arrays185
Ch. 10Exceptions201
Ch. 11Interfaces227
Ch. 12Nested classes247
Ch. 13Doing several things at once : threads267
Ch. 14Advanced thread topics287
Ch. 15Explanation 317
Ch. 16Collections341
Ch. 17Simple input output381
Ch. 18Advanced input output429
Ch. 19Regular expressions467
Ch. 20GUI basics and event handling499
Ch. 21JFC and the swing package519
Ch. 22Containers, layouts, and AWT loose ends549
Ch. 23Relational databases and SQL581
Ch. 24JDBC609
Ch. 25Networking in Java639
Ch. 26Servlets and JSP683
Ch. 27XML and Java721
Ch. 28Web services at Google and Amazon759
App. ADownloading Java781
App. BPowers of two table785
App. CCodesets787
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Preface

The first edition of Just Java was one of the earliest books to accompany the original release of Java in 1996. The launch of Java coincided with the explosion of interest in the web and the net which, in turn, drove technology forward at a frantic pace. People talked about “Internet time,” which meant three things to me in Silicon Valley: there was immense pressure to rapidly create new hardware and software products; everyone wrote software to display stock prices on their desktops and cell phones; you were forgiven for not showering if you fell asleep at your desk after midnight and woke up there the next morning. Times have changed, but software productivity remains a big reason behind Java’s popularity.

Over the last eight years Java has had six major releases, averaging one about every 18 months. With each of these releases, there has been a new edition of Just Java to describe and explain the technology.

This is a remarkable pace of development for a programming system, particularly when Sun keeps such an emphasis on backward compatibility and portability. The Java 1.2 release was a significant one, bundling major functionality improvements like the collection classes and the Swing GUI library. Java 1.3 and 1.4 were comparatively smaller, although 1.4 did bring a new statement (“assert”) into the language.

Two and a half years in the making, Java 1.5 is the biggest version yet. It is bigger and more significant than jdk 1.2. Sun will probably rename Java 1.5 to some awkward and confusing name using two sets of numbers, like “Java 2 Mega-edition v1.5 fab-o-lux”. Whatever they call it, think of Java 1.5 as “Java 3”.

There are also the traditional bug-fix, library and performance improvements, including some exciting optimizations for desktop applications.Over the years, I’ve put a lot of hard work into unlocking the changes in Java, so you don’t have to. You’re looking at the results of that effort: the sixth edition of Just Java .

I’m confident you’ll find it easy to read, and packed with the information you need.

I hope that you’ll want a copy for yourself.

But if not, I want you to put it back on the shelf, only (as my friend Alan Abel suggested) in a more prominent position.

—P.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2004

    excellent reference book for java developers

    excellent reference book who wants stuff in java , they will enjoy a lot by browsing this book.i strongly recommend this book to readers who wants to upgrade their knowledge in java.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2004

    Wow! Just Java 6 has all the info on the latest Java

    Java seems to change so quickly. Each new release adds something to the language, and plenty in the form of libraries. This book is current with the very latest Java, Java 5. It is easy to follow, even the tough stuff like generics.

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