Java I/O
By Elliotte Rusty Harold
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: March 1999
Pages: 600

All of Java's Input/Output (I/O) facilities are based on streams, which provide simple ways to read and write data of different types. Java provides many different kinds of streams, each with its own application. The universe of streams is divided into four large categories: input streams and output streams, for reading and writing binary data; and readers and writers, for reading and writing textual (character) data. You're almost certainly familiar with the basic kinds of streams--but did you know that there's a CipherInputStream for reading encrypted data? And a ZipOutputStream for automatically compressing data? Do you know how to use buffered streams effectively to make your I/O operations more efficient? Java I/O tells you all you ever need to know about streams--and probably more.

A discussion of I/O wouldn't be complete without treatment of character sets and formatting. Java supports the UNICODE standard, which provides definitions for the character sets of most written languages. Consequently, Java is the first programming language that lets you do I/O in virtually any language. Java also provides a sophisticated model for formatting textual and numeric data. Java I/O shows you how to control number formatting, use characters aside from the standard (but outdated) ASCII character set, and get a head start on writing truly multilingual software.

Java I/O includes:

  • Coverage of all I/O classes and related classes
  • In-depth coverage of Java's number formatting facilities and its support for International character sets
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Oreilly has another gem with this very nicely layed out coverage of Java I/O. The book does a good job of explaining the basics of the InputStream and OutputStream classes and also has an excellent discussion of the nature of files on different platforms and writing portable file code.

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I have only programmed little in Java. When I had the requirement to develop a platform independent utility to select,display,compress and FTP the file. I found this book answering all my questions, and the examples are very useful and helped me to get my project completed in a very short time.

Thanks to the author, also found the authors support page for this book very useful.

Looking forward for other book(s) from the same author. (JAVA Network Programming - 2nd Edition).

This is a great book for any Java Programmer who wanted to do anything with files.

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