REVIEW - Java Examples in a Nutshell - A Tutorial Companion to Java in a Nutshell

Title:

Java Examples in a Nutshell - A Tutorial Companion to Java in a Nutshell

Author:

David Flanagan

ISBN:

1565923715

Publisher:

O'Reilly (1997)

Pages:

397pp

Reviewer:

Brian Bramer

Reviewed:

April 1998

Rating:

★★★★★

A good book which provides plenty of practical real-world examples to support the material in 'Java in a Nutshell' (all code available from WWW). Highly Recommended!

Although Java in a Nutshell (2nd Edition) is an excellent desktop reference and contains an accelerated introductory tutorial (see my review in the September issue of C Vu) the amount of example code is necessarily limited by the number of pages (the authors comment that Java 1.1 had become so large that many example programs had to be left out).

Java Examples in a Nutshell is a companion volume that contains tutorial example programs to support the reference material in Java in a Nutshell (2nd Edition) (and is designed to be read in conjunction with it). In essence it starts with simple examples (to support chapters 2 and 3 of Java in a Nutshell (2nd Edition) ) followed by chapters on applets, graphics, event handling, building GUIs, AWT data transfer (cut-and-paste), I/O (files, directories, etc.), networking, threads, Java Beans, reflection, object serialisation, internationalisation, RMI, JDBC and security. All the example programs from Java in a Nutshell (1st ed) are included (updated for Java 1.1) plus additional code demonstrating new Java 1.1 features. The book finishes with an Appendix discussing 'Swing', a set of components from Sun and Netscape that are part of the forthcoming JFC (Java Foundation Classes).

A good book which provides plenty of practical real-world examples to support the material in 'Java in a Nutshell' (all code available from WWW). Highly Recommended!


Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.