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Title:
Java Examples in a Nutshell
Author:
D Flanagan
ISBN:
1-56592-371-5
Publisher:
O'Reilly
Pages:
397pp
Price:
£14.95
Reviewer:
Brian Bramer
Subject:
java
Appeared in:
10-2
AlthoughJava 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 Nutshellis a companion volume that contains tutorial example programs to support the reference material inJava 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 ofJava 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 fromJava 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!