This book is a practical tutorial to writing programs with JDK 1.1. This book guides the reader through a series of exercises that allow first- time Java developers to become efficient Java Programmers.
Follow your own path to expertise with this self-guided tour of the Java™ programming language. Written by two members of the JavaSoft team at Sun Microsystems, the book employs a hands-on interactive approach to teaching Java basics, object-oriented concepts, applet programming, and everything else you need to know to become a proficient Java programmer.
Through a task-oriented, example-driven approach, The Java™ Tutorial introduces you to fundamental concepts and applications. Designed so that you can customize your own path through the specific information you need, the book explains the nuts and bolts of the language, applet construction, and the fundamental Java classes. You will also learn about more advanced topics such as creating a graphical user interface (GUI), using multiple threads, and working with Java's networking capabilities.
This Second Edition has been extensively updated to cover API changes in Java 1.1 regarding UI, networking, and I/O, and to include the latest Java language developments. New and updated material includes:
In addition, the Second Edition has been revised and reorganized to offer a stronger and more cohesive presentation, making this best-selling and award-winning book even better. The Tutorial now starts with a new lesson that introduces you to the Java phenomenon and provides a foundation for understanding the rest of the book.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains the Tutorial and all its code samples, versions of the Java Development Kit™ (JDK) and the JDK documentation for each major platform, and the HotJava™ Browser. On the CD, the HTML version of the book is browser-friendly and contains information not found in the printed text, such as draft lessons on internationalizing Java programs, calling non-Java libraries from Java programs, using the security API, developing JavaBeans™ components, and using the GUI components in the Swing/JFC package.
Mary Campione was formerly a senior technical writer at Sun Microsystems, where she started writing about the Java platform in 1995. Mary graduated from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, with a B.S. in Computer Science and has worked as both a technical writer and programmer. Kathy Walrath is a senior technical writer on the Swing team at Sun Microsystems. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kathy wrote extensively about Unix, Mach, and NextStep. Since 1993, Kathy has been writing specifications and how-to guides for the Java platform.