- Paperback: 1010 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 4 edition (5 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449319246
- ISBN-13: 978-1449319243
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 5.2 x 23.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learning Java Paperback – 5 Jul 2013
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About the Author
Patrick Niemeyer became involved with Oak (Java's predecessor) while working at Southwestern Bell Technology Resources. He is an independent consultant and author in the areas of networking and distributed applications. Pat is the author of BeanShell, a popular Java scripting language, as well as various other free goodies on the Net. Most recently, Pat has been developing enterprise architecture for A.G. Edwards. He currently lives in the Central West End area of St. Louis with various creatures.
Dan Leuck is the CEO of Ikayzo, a Tokyo and Honolulu-based interactive design and software development firm with customers including Sony, Oracle, Nomura, PIMCO and the federal government. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Tokyo-based ValueCommerce, Asia's largest online marketing company, Global Head of Development for London-based LastMinute.com, Europe's largest B2C website, and President of the US division of DML. Daniel has extensive experience managing teams of 150+ developers in five countries. He has served on numerous advisory boards and panels for companies such as Macromedia and Sun Microsystems. Daniel is active in the Java community, is a contributor to BeanShell, the project lead for SDL, and sits on numerous Java Community Process expert groups.
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The first chapter provides a very nice conceptual overview of the language that even-handedly discusses its strengths and weaknesses. Security features are given pride of place; you can fairly easily compromise the security of a supposedly private class in C or C++ through tricks involving pointers, but Java is designed so that such exploits are not possible. Unlike in C/C++ you don't have any direct access to memory management in Java.
The next chapter then instructs us to install Eclipse and to start hacking together a number of variants on the archetypal `Hello World' application. It's at this point that I normally start to wonder whether I've not bitten off more than I can chew with Java.
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