REVIEW - Java in a Nutshell (deluxe Edition)

Title:

Java in a Nutshell (deluxe Edition)

Author:

Various

ISBN:

1565923049

Publisher:

O'Reilly ()

Pages:

CD

Reviewer:

Brian Bramer

Reviewed:

February 1998

Rating:

★★★★★

This would be suitable for the professional programmer developing real-world systems who needs a portable complete reference to Java. A very useful package which is highly recommended!

Here is the Java 1.1 pocket reference on a single CD! The CD contains electronic versions of the O'Reilly Java series 'Java in a Nutshell (2nd Edition)' , 'Exploring Java 2nd ed.' , 'Java Language Reference 2nd ed.' , 'Java Fundamental Classes Reference' and 'Java AWT Reference' . All the books are for Java version 1.1. The CD comes with a combined index and search facility, which enables fast searching and cross- referencing for topics of interest. In addition the package includes a copy of the 'Java in a Nutshell' book (physical rather than electronic) and a one-year subscription to O'Reilly's on-line WWW Java reference library.

'Java in a Nutshell (2nd Edition)' is intended as a desktop reference (I reviewed this in a recent C Vu), 'Exploring Java' as a introductory text aimed at C/C++ programmers and 'Java Language Reference' , 'Java Fundamental Classes Reference' and 'Java AWT Reference' form a complete reference to the Java language and core APIs (I reviewed all these in recent issues of C Vu).

This package provides the Java programmer with a paper based version of 'Java in a Nutshell' supported by the reference volumes on CD (which are too large to carry around in a briefcase). This would be suitable for the professional programmer developing real-world systems who needs a portable complete reference to Java. A very useful package which is highly recommended!


Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.