Java in a Nutshell, Deluxe Edition is a Java programmer's dream come true in one small package. The heart of this Deluxe Edition is the Java Reference Library on CD-ROM, which brings together five volumes for Java developers and programmers, linking related info across books. It includes:
Exploring Java, 2nd Edition, Java Language Reference, 2nd Edition,
Java Fundamental Classes Reference, Java AWT Reference, and Java in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, included both on the CD-ROM and in a companion desktop edition. Java in a Nutshell, Deluxe Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone doing serious programming with Java 1.1.
The Java Reference Library alone is also available by subscription on the World Wide Web. Please see http://online-books.oreilly.com/books/javaref/ for details.
The electronic text on the Web and on the CD is fully searchable and includes a complete index to all five volumes. It also includes the sample code found in the printed volumes.
Exploring Java, 2nd Edition introduces the basics of Java 1.1 and offers a clear, systematic overview of the language. It covers the essentials of hot topics like Beans and RMI, as well as writing applets and other applications, such as networking programs, content and protocol handlers, and security managers.
The Java Language Reference, 2nd Edition is a complete reference that describes all aspects of the Java language, including syntax, object-oriented programming, exception handling, multithreaded programming, and differences between Java and C/C++. The second edition covers the new language features that have been added in Java 1.1, such as inner classes, class literals, and instance initializers.
The Java Fundamental Classes Reference provides complete reference documentation on the core Java 1.1 classes that comprise the java.lang, java.io, java.net, java.util,
java.text, java.math, java.lang.reflect, and
java.util.zip packages. These classes provide general-purpose functionality that is fundamental to every Java application.
The Java AWT Reference provides complete reference documentation on the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT), a large collection of classes for building graphical user interfaces in Java.
Java in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, the bestselling book on Java and the one most often recommended on the Internet, is a complete quick-reference guide to Java, containing descriptions of all of the classes in the Java 1.1 core API, with a definitive listing of all methods and variables, with the exception of the still-evolving Enterprise APIs. These APIs will be covered in a future volume.
Highlights of the library include:
History and principles of Java
How to integrate applets into the World Wide Web
A detailed look into Java's style of object-oriented programming
Detailed coverage of all the essential classes in java.lang,
java.io, java.util, java.net, java.awt
Content and protocol handling
A detailed explanation of Java's image processing mechanisms
Material on graphics primitives and rendering techniques
Writing a security manager