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Java 2: The Complete Reference
by Herbert Schildt, Herb Schildt
Paperback: 1040 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 2.11 x 9.04 x 7.38
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0072130849; 4th edition (December 12, 2000)
Robert Hurd, Code Collection web site, codecollection.com. March 2000
"A beginner will get a sufficient understanding of Java and some excellent AWT applet source code examples."
Book Description: "Herb Schildt tells his programmers what they want and need to know--simply, clearly, concisely, and authoritatively." --ACM Computing Review World-renowned programming author Herb Schildt brings you a fully updated, comprehensive resource on Java 2. This is the one book no Java programmer should be without.
Book Info: A reference and guide to using Java 2, for Java programmers. Offers details on the Java language, its class libraries, and its development environment, plus coverage of Java 2's features. Also shows how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java applications and applets with ease. Previous edition: c1999.
From the Back Cover: The definitive guide to Java!
Master Java, the pre-eminent language of the Internet, and begin reaping the benefits of this secure, platform-independent programming language. Let #1 programming author Herb Schildt show you everything you need to develop, compile, debug, and run Java applications and applets. Covering all of Java 2, including features added by the latest Java Developers Kit, JDK 1.3, this comprehensive reference is ideal for every Java programmer. Inside you'll get complete details on the Java language, its class libraries, and its development environment. With clear descriptions, hundreds of practical examples, and expert techniques, this is a book that no Java programmer should be without.
Master the Java language and its core libraries Build portable applets and applications Fully utilize the Abstract Windows toolkit (AWT) Supercharge your programs using multithreading Learn about Java's new Timer class and other enhancements added by JDK 1.3 Discover the power of the Collections Framework Apply Java's networking classes Migrate code from C++ to Java Explore Swing and JavaBeans
This book is *not* acceptable, May 24, 2002
Reviewer: Robert Swirsky-Warner from Sunnyvale, CA United States
People who purchase this book should note that Patrick Naughton is a convicted child molestor.
Search "google" for Patrick Naughton to get the complete details.
Better Name - Java Manual Pages, January 28, 2002
Reviewer: Gokul Poduval from Singapore
Ok, so I knew C++ before I started to read this book. Maybe thats why I found it pretty easy to understand.
But from the persepective of the beginner, I think this book might rush him into things a bit. Though the initial few pages are a bit helpful in understanding the basics, later chapters read more like manual pages. They are only helpful because they are a bit more explanative than Java Documentation, and they feature example code.
I would recommend this books to people who have grasped the basics of Object Oriented Programming (OOP). It is also good for experts for a quick review of many helpful Java classes.
Novies of programming should stay away from it for a while, until they have some experience in OOP.
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