Java Examples in a Nutshell
A Companion Volume to Java in a Nutshell
By David Flanagan
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 1997
Pages: 397

Java Examples in a Nutshell is chock full of practical real-world Java programming examples. The author of the bestselling Java in a Nutshell has created an entire book of example programs that you can learn from and modify for your own use. If you learn best "by example," this is the book for you.

This book is a companion volume to Java in a Nutshell. While Java in a Nutshell is a quick-reference at heart, it also includes an accelerated introduction to Java programming. Java Examples in a Nutshell picks up where that book leaves off, providing a suite of example programs for novice Java programmers and experts alike. This book doesn't hold your hand or supply detailed explanations of Java syntax or method calls; it simply delivers well-commented working examples that help you explore the wide range of what is possible with Java 1.1. Each chapter concludes with programming exercises that suggest further avenues for building on what you have learned.

Java Examples in a Nutshell contains all of the example programs from the first edition of Java in a Nutshell, completely updated for Java 1.1. In addition, the I/O, networking, and GUI chapters have been augmented to include even more practical examples. It also expands on the examples from the second edition of Java in a Nutshell that demonstrate the new features in Java 1.1, including the new AWT event handling model, the JavaBeans API, internationalization, object serialization, and reflection.

In addition, this book provides never-before-published programming examples for remote method invocation, database connectivity, and security -- important elements of the Java Enterprise APIs. Finally, the book offers a glimpse of the features of "Swing," the set of new components that are part of the forthcoming Java Foundation Classes (JFC).

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By MIKE - Detroit

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I'm working mostly in graphics and Java in a Nutshell has been the best book I've tried so far. It will also acquaint you with several important networking programming concepts if you've never programmed client/server stuff before - like me. However, I recommend you use Sun's appletviewer program to run the applets as your traditional browser is too lame to handle this stuff and will have lots of problems. Just go to java.sun.com and download it. Overall, very good book that doesn't bore you with too much detail or too much hand-holding -- the right balance.

 
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I also want to deploy my best experience with this book. Drawback (as mentioned before): it doesn't deal with the current JDK. So it was not possible for me to run the MudServer, since a class MudServer_Stub is not found. I still wonder why the VM looks for this class, since it is never defined somewhere. So I guess it has to do with the new Java versions on my computer, but I am just at the beginning of my research. BTW, can anyone give me a hint?

Nevertheless: If you want to learn Java and you even have no idea about OO-programming, then this book together with Java in a nutshell, 3rd ed., are the (almost) definite runners.

Why almost? I really would like to urge David to have a new edition printed ;-)

Thanks for the books :-)

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I just recently start purchasing computer books and I must say Oreilly books the top in the industry.

i am a person that learn best by examples, so instead of reading 800 page textbook, I learn so much more from just typing up examples (you can also download them but I prefer to type them up, short ones anyways) and running them.

Java examples are just a book of examples after example that teach you by doing, perfect book for me.

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it is a good book-but all the programmes written

are lengthy-need some more explanations

 
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Loved Java in a Nutshell. But when I went over to the Java Examples and ran the examples with all the most current stuff, most of the examples had deprecated code in it so I couldn't run them. I spent most of my time going through Sun documentation reading about things that don't work anymore and how to make them work in the new version. I'm sure I learned more that way, but it's not something I'm looking for when I want to ramp up quick with a book. I can sift through Sun documentation anytime. I was hoping the book would help me avoid some of that. It didn't.

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