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  • Paperback: 731 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (1 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565928709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565928701
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.5 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Java, intended for use on the Internet, was designed to support networking over TCP/IP. In fact most of Java's network support is unchanged since version 1.0. This book's examples use Java 1.1 and Java 2 (v1.2 and 1.3).

The author assumes you are a Java programmer familiar with AWT as well as Swing. He starts by claiming Java makes network applications easier to write than other languages. A bold claim.

In order to understand how to get the most from Java Network Programming the author goes into extensive detail on URLs, MIME, HTML and HTTP. But by chapter four you are writing simple apps to demonstrate I/O issues, then threads. In chapter six you are introduced to the InetAddress class so you can get out and about. Using just this you can write your own nslookup. Neat. Each Java networking concept is introduced, explained, demonstrated in a simple app and then incorporated into something useful. There is a lot of sample code, all downloadable.

Most of the book effectively deals with simple file transfer in order to focus on networking issues but in chapter 18 Remote Method Invocation appears which enables you to run distributed programs. RMI underlies network-aware applications. Toward the end of the book the author differentiates between protocol handlers--which deals with interactions between systems--and content handlers. Network-delivered content is often handled as a MIME type. This is carried to a logical conclusion in the last section on the JavaMail API.

Overall, Java Network Programming is a readable book which makes a complex subject accessible in a logical and structured manner. And he is right, network programming does look easier in Java. --Steve Patient

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"....Harold does a praiseworthy task of discussing, describing, and illustrating network concepts with Java." -- William F. Gilreath, IEEE Distributed Systems Online, Volume 3, 2002

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. C. Williams on 17 July 2001
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One of the best Java books out there. Earlier, I tried the Java network programming book from Manning Publications but it wasn't a patch on this. It covers everything from basic sockets communications to sophisticated client / server applications to SSL to content handlers, not to mention RMI and Internet mail. Heck, even the section which covers simple I/O is one of the best I've read. Simply outstanding.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 May 2000
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This book is not for those who already know a lot about computer networks and the Internet. I found the first few chapters pretty basic, and then the most frustrating thing was that the coding examples all use a deprecated API (JDK 1.0?) and a lot of the examples don't even work - and this is not reflected on the errata on the O'Reilly website. I was hoping to find more discussions on the complexities and caveats of network programming but I was disappointed. I think for readers eager to learn the basics of network programming, this is an OK book... except you really have to wait for the latest edition for JDK 1.2 upwards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Nov 2000
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A previous review of an earlier edition complained that the book used an out of date API and failed to go far enough in depth on the subject of networks and the internet.
The API part has been updated and is fine now. The subject matter is still aimed at a strong basic grounding in using Java to connect over the internet and not explaining any internet protocols.
The book is written well, as is the other book I've read by the author, Java I/O. It provides a very good grounding on network programming to people who are experienced in Java but whose limit in the network programming has so far been the URL class.
If you want to do more complex stuff, find an Internet Protocols book (OReilly do one). This book deserves an average of 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Nov 2001
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I've read most of the O'Reilly Java books and this has to be one of the best.
Java makes networking easy, and this book shows just how straightforward it is to create networked applications. Furthermore, if you're interested in more complex topics like how ContentHandlers, and Protocol Handlers work ( and how to write your own ) then this book covers that too.
The book can seem a little slow in places as the author explains nearly all the methods available. At the end of it all, however you come away with a thorough understanding.
All the examples work too! ( Well they did for the first edition ).
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