The Java 2 Core Language Little Black Book is a compact, detailed reference for intermediate to experienced programmers and managers who are ready to learn how to build Java programs. The book features a logical, sequential approach with concise overviews and step-by-step, ready-to-use solutions created by a master Java programmer. This book is packed with over 150 code listings, which can be used as is or quickly modified. All of the critical Java programming features are presented, including strings, variables, loops, object-oriented programming, interfaces, applets, event handling, tables, trees, multithreaded programming and animation, debugging, networking, and more. Special chapters are included on security and internationalization two topics that are critical for Java developers.
About the Author
Al Williams (League City, TX) is the Java columnist and development section editor for Web Techniques magazine. He is the author of over a dozen popular computer books, including Active Server Pages Solutions, MFC Black Book, and Developing ActiveX Web Controls. His writing credentials also include the Windows Commando column for Visual Developer Magazine. In addition to consulting, Al frequently lectures on programming all over the United States. Alain Trottier (Santa Ana, CA) has worked in the technology field since 1979 with a special focus on software and the Internet. He is a sought after consultant having serviced many Fortune 1000 companies and has published numerous technical articles on the Web. He has also taught at various universities and currently is a professor at Vanguard University. Mr. Trottier's specialty is architecting, designing, and building backend systems for Internet commerce.