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Java Pocket Guide (Pocket Guides) [Paperback]

Robert Liguori , Patricia Liguori
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15 Mar 2008 0596514190 978-0596514198 1

How many times have you reached an impasse while writing code because you couldn't remember how something in Java worked? This new pocket guide is designed to keep you moving. Concise, convenient and easy to use, the Java Pocket Guide gives you Java stripped down to its bare essentials -- in fact, it's the only book on Java that you can actually fit in your pocket.

Written by Robert and Patricia Liguori, senior software and lead information engineers for Java-based air traffic management and simulation environments, Java Pocket Guide contains everything you really need to know about Java, particularly everything you need to remember. The book pays special attention to the new areas in Java 5 and 6, such as generics and annotations.

Why do you need the Java Pocket Guide?

  • It's the only CliffsNotes-style guide to Java available
  • Lets you find important things quickly without consulting 1000-page tutorials
  • Includes many command-line options
  • Organized for quick and easy use on the job
If you're looking to learn some aspect of Java, this is not your book. Java Pocket Guide is for the experienced Java programmers among you who need quick reminders to jog your memory on how something in the language works. Simply put, this pocket guide offers practical help for practicing developers.

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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (15 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596514190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596514198
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 11 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert James Liguori is a seasoned software developer and test engineer supporting the aviation industry. Robert has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and is an Oracle Certified Java Professional and has authored certification books on Java programming language and the NetBeans IDE.

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About the Author

Robert Liguori is a Senior Software Engineer and has been developing, maintaining and testing air traffic management systems since 1996. He is currently the lead developer for several Java based air traffic management applications. Mr. Liguori has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and is a Sun Certified Java Professional. He is also the co-founder of the Tech Center Java User Group.

Patricia Liguori is a Lead Information Systems Engineer and has been developing air traffic management systems and simulation environments since 1994. She has been working with Java based applications since 1998 as well as other technologies including J2EE, relational databases, XML, and XSL. Over the past several years, she has been leading the development of multi-organizational simulation environments used to
conduct aviation research and analyze aviation systems. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University, a B.S. in Computer Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a M.S. in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not very useful for newbies 25 Oct 2009
By Matt
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Good book, lots of concise info, but designed for those who already have a fair idea of what they're doing and just need a quick lookup of some syntax/parameter. The last section on UML* is handy too.

*Unified Modelling Language
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little gem 20 Oct 2011
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I am not a full time Java developer, but I still do a fairly large amount of Java coding. I bought this book just to have a quick reference on my desk and to quickly look over the stuff I don't remember and because it was very cheep for it's value, and I've added as an extra to a larger order.
Since I've bought it, I haven't regreted it for a moment. Right from the start I've learned something new and this has encourage me to read it through from start to end, not just keep it as a reference.
I highly recomend this little book, let's call it your little helper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and to the point. 18 Jun 2011
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This book won't tell you how to write complete programs, but it will tell you how to best use each component that goes into creating complete programs, from how much memory an int needs, to the most efficient way of reading and writing data to/from a file. When you're writing Java, this is the book you want next to your keyboard. It just gets to the point, straight forward and simple.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stuff 26 Feb 2010
By S Patel
This book has really helped me with learning Java. Has everything you need to know just in case you forget!
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