From the Back Cover
Take your programming expertise to the next level with help from Java programming all-stars Herb Schildt and James Holmes. Together they unlock the secrets that professional programmers use to create world-class software. Inside, Herb and James apply Java to a wide variety of high-powered applications, each demonstrating different features and techniques. Examples range from language interpreters, Web crawlers, and e-mail subsystems to expression parsers, statistical tools, and financial applets. You'll even see how to apply Java to Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Each application can be used as-is, or as a starting point for your own development. From networking to parsing to AI and beyond, this book contains some of the most exciting Java code found anywhere.
Inside you'llExplore the genius of Java Create an expression parser for numeric expressions Build a Web crawler Design and implement a computer language interpreter Develop a complete e-mail subsystem Construct a download manager that streamlines downloading files from the Internet Develop statistical tools that compute the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and more Create financial applets and servlets that compute the regular payment on a loan, the future value of an investment, an annuity, and more Develop AI-based search techniques Explore Java's HTML rendering capabilities
About the Author
Herb Schildt (Mahomet, IL) is a leading authority on Java, C, C++ and C#. His programming books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois. James Holmes (Atlanta, GA) is a systems development consultant . Holmes spends a lot of time developing server-side applications for complex transactional environments, such as for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, Checkfree, and IBM. Oracle Magazine awarded Holmes the prestigious Java Developer of the Year Award in November of 2002 for his work with the Struts Framework & JDeveloper.