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Java for Dummies (Java for Dummies, 3rd Ed)

Java for Dummies (Java for Dummies, 3rd Ed)
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Java for Dummies (Java for Dummies, 3rd Ed)
by Aaron E. Walsh

Paperback: 408 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.06 x 9.25 x 7.41
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764504177; 3rd Edition edition (September 15, 1998)

Book Description: By now, you've undoubtedly heard the buzz about Java (and we're not talking coffee here). Java has the online world wired up with a fresh blend of technologies that brings the Web alive with dazzling animation, pulse-pounding sound, and full-blown interactivity...the likes of which the Web has never seen. And if cutting-edge Web technology isn't enough, Java is also becoming a strong contender for developing desktop applications as well. Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition, uses plain-English explanations and tons of examples to unveil the fun and easy way to build your own state-of-the-art Web sites. Find the best sources for Java applets and full-featured Java applications on the Web; modify Java applets and applications without ever writing a line of code; and bring your Web projects to life with animation, music, marquees, and other way-cool multimedia tricks. The bonus CD-ROM that comes with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition, features an up-to-date collection of the hippest applets, Java beans, and scripts, along with sample Web pages and plenty of tools for Mac and Windows users to upload, download, and compress those Java files.

Ingram: Learn how to USE (not program!) Java for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT, as well as Mac and UNIX. This book includes an overview of Java applets and applications, their importance as Internet technologies and gives you the tools to use these Java programs. The CD-ROM includes examples of applets, applications and links to ready-made Java programs.

The publisher, IDG Books: Focused on bringing Web sites to life with sound, animation, and interactivity, Java For Dummies shows beginning to intermediate Windows 95 and Macintosh users how to obtain, install, test, and troubleshoot Java applets and JavaScript scripts within their very own Web pages.You'll also find out how to assemble sound clips, music, animation, video, special effects, and more for immediate access by millions of Web surfers around the globe.

This handy reference not only explains the ins and outs of Java but even shows you how to use the Web itself as a resource for gathering even more exciting and innovative Java applets and scripts!

Use Java the fun and easy way:
• Uncover URLs to the best Java-powered sites on the Web
• Explore various Java applets and scripts on your very own CD-ROM
• Personalize your Web pages with Java animation, music, marquees, and more
• Create eye-catching multimedia Web pages
• Find an introduction to JavaScript: Get your feet wet while keeping your head above water

About the Author: Aaron E. Walsh is President and CEO of Mantis Development Corporation, a Boston-based software development firm specializing in advanced multimedia and network technologies, and an international best-selling author for IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.

Formerly the manager of Boston College's Advanced Technology Group (ATG), Aaron was lead software architect and engineer for a number of advanced technology projects developed at Boston College, including robust client/server technologies that predate the World Wide Web. While at Boston College, Aaron also wrote the core software system for Eagle Eyes, a research project that allows users to navigate their personal computer through eye movement alone. Under development for over four years, Eagle Eyes was selected as a finalist in Discover Magazine's 1994 Awards for Technical Innovation.

In 1992, Aaron co-founded Mantis Development Corporation, where he currently leads development of advanced software technologies based on the Java programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. He is the author of several articles for MacTech magazine (formerly MacTutor) and Dr. Dobb's Programming Journal, and has written a number of books for IDG Books Worldwide, including Destination™ Multimedia, Java™ For Dummies®, Foundations™ of Java™ Programming for the World Wide Web, as well as the forthcoming Java™ Bible and Visual InterDev™ For Dummies®. In addition, Aaron is a regular columnist for Java Report, the leading print magazine for serious Java programmers, where he writes the Network Computing column.

Aaron is also the chairman of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) Universal Media Library (UML) working group, a formal VRML Consortium research group. With an immediate mission to "...increase the realism of VRML worlds and decrease network downloads by defining a small, cross-platform library of locally resident media elements (textures, sounds and VRML objects) and a uniform mechanism by which VRML content creators can incorporate these media elements into their worlds," Aaron believes that the technology brought to fruition by his group will ultimately offer significant advantages to the entire World Wide Web.

Customer Reviews
Should be called "How to use the Applet Tag in HTML", April 13, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from Beverly, MA United States

I missed the part that stated that this book was not for programming. It should have been more than 2 words in the synopsis of the book. The whole book (mostly) was how to use the <APPLET> tag. So not what I was looking for.

T E R R I B L E !, January 13, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from Snellville, GA, USA

I got this book at chapter 11 knowing nothing about java wanting to learn it. i read it and am tottaly lost. it is stupid. it is just a book posing to be a turorial when its not. its just junk to copy out of the book that doesnt even work. so make sure u dont get it!

Weak Java, January 13, 2000
Reviewer: David R. Cox from South Carolina

Maybe I just missed something on the back cover, but this book doesn't teach you anything about Java. While I liked HTML for Dummies, this one is incorrectly titled. It should have been How to Use One Little Statement in HTML. All that's covered is how to use the <APPLET> command. If, like me, you want to learn how to write applets, you'll need another book.

A waste of time and money, December 30, 1999
Reviewer: Tige, the meek from New York

This is the dummest dummies book ever written. It says the same thing over and over again in 350 plus pages. I took nothing away from this book except a feeling of having been duped into buying it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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