Java Examples in a Nutshell is chock full of practical real-world Java programming examples. The author of the bestselling Java in a Nutshell has created an entire book of example programs that you can learn from and modify for your own use. If you learn best "by example," this is the book for you.
This book is a companion volume to Java in a Nutshell. While Java in a Nutshell is a quick-reference at heart, it also includes an accelerated introduction to Java programming. Java Examples in a Nutshell picks up where that book leaves off, providing a suite of example programs for novice Java programmers and experts alike. This book doesn't hold your hand or supply detailed explanations of Java syntax or method calls; it simply delivers well-commented working examples that help you explore the wide range of what is possible with Java 1.1. Each chapter concludes with programming exercises that suggest further avenues for building on what you have learned.
Java Examples in a Nutshell contains all of the example programs from the first edition of Java in a Nutshell, completely updated for Java 1.1. In addition, the I/O, networking, and GUI chapters have been augmented to include even more practical examples. It also expands on the examples from the second edition of Java in a Nutshell that demonstrate the new features in Java 1.1, including the new AWT event handling model, the JavaBeans API, internationalization, object serialization, and reflection.
In addition, this book provides never-before-published programming examples for remote method invocation, database connectivity, and security -- important elements of the Java Enterprise APIs. Finally, the book offers a glimpse of the features of "Swing," the set of new components that are part of the forthcoming Java Foundation Classes (JFC).
Aimed at those who have some previous Java experience, Java Examples in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition provides an outstanding collection of code samples that are designed to help you improve your programming skills--by studying code that works. With over 150 expert examples that illustrate a wide range of Java APIs, this volume definitely can bring your knowledge of Java to the next level.
Many programming titles rely on code excerpts to illustrate key programming concepts. This book reverses that approach by emphasizing the code itself, enhancing it with introductory material and explanations. While some short examples illustrate simple algorithms (such as random-number generation and sorting), many of the examples are substantial: for example, how to create a multithreaded Web server, a proxy server, and even a simple Web browser (by using built-in Swing classes for a user interface). These longer examples occupy several pages; generally, they're well-commented models of coding clarity.
This second edition adds extensive support for the Java 2 JDK 1.3 standard. Later sections provide sample code on most recent developments in enterprise APIs, including Swing, JDBC, and XML. This text concludes with one of the best short tutorials that you're likely to find anywhere on JSP and servlet programming, including excellent detail on deploying JSP-based Web applications.
Although it's designed to be a companion title to Java in a Nutshell and other O'Reilly Java offerings, there's little doubt that this book stands on its own quite well. And, given the short exercises at the end of every chapter that help you expand your command of Java features and APIs, this is a worthy and up-to-date resource for all levels of Java programmers. --Richard Dragan
- Library of Java 2 code samples
- A "Hello world" example
- Mathematical calculations and algorithms (the Fibonacci Series, factorials, prime-number generation, sorting, exception handling)
- Basic class design (classes for graphics, random numbers, and a linked list)
- Java file I/O (including opening, reading, and writing files)
- Filtering file streams
- Java threads and multitasking techniques
- Java networking classes (URLs and connections, sending e-mail)
- Sample code for custom Web servers and proxy servers
- Security and cryptography
- Basic internationalization
- The Java reflection APIs
- Object serialization
- Swing user-interface design
- Code for a simple Web browser, based on Swing
- Tutorial for AWT and Java 2-D graphics
- Printing techniques
- Cutting and pasting data in Java
- JavaBeans (custom components, bean property editors, customizers)
- Applet basics (including JDK 1.0 event handling and JAR files)
- Remote Method Invocation (RMI)
- Sample code for a Multiuser Domain (MUD) server
- Database and JDBC programming
- Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSPs) tutorial
- XML and Java (including JAXP, SAX 1 and 2, and JDOM)