Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell
A Desktop Quick Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 1999
Pages: 754

Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell is an indispensable quick reference for Java programmers who are writing applications that use graphics or graphical user interfaces. The author of the bestsellingJava in a Nutshell has written fast-paced introductions to the Java APIs that comprise the Java Foundation Classes (JFC), such as the Swing GUI components and Java 2D, so that you can start using these exciting new technologies right away.This book also includes O'Reilly's classic-style, quick-reference material for all of the classes in the javax.swing and java.awt packages and their numerous subpackages. This reference material covers all of the new JFC classes in the Java 2 platform, as well as the existing Java 1.1 AWT classes. Once you've learned about the JFC, you'll keep this book next to your keyboard for handy reference while you program.Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell contains the following:

  • An overview of the architecture of graphical user interfaces built with both the new Swing API and the older AWT
  • An introduction to the important components and application services provided by the Swing API
  • An comprehensive explanation of the features of the new Java 2D graphics API
  • A complete quick reference for the graphics- and GUI-related classes in the Java 2 platform
This book is part of the two-volume set of quick references that every Java programmer needs. It is an essential companion to Java in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition, which covers the key nongraphical APIs in Java 1.2. A third volume, Java Enterprise in a Nutshell, focuses on the Java Enterprise APIs and is of interest to programmers working on server-side or enterprise Java applications.
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This book is excellent.

Add this and Java in a Nutshell to your collection an you can sit down and begin some serious programming without the added hours of API lookup.

It is not a tutorial

It is just a reference and what a bloody good one.

Swing and the AWT are hard to visualise as packages but with the handy pictures you can finally get your GUI to take advantage of polymorphism.

I bought this and Java in a nutshell when beginning to learn java, they didn't help that much in the early days but 2 years later they are all I need.

 
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This book is an Add-On to the Java In a Nutshell book. Most people would be best off to buy the above, this book, as well as Java Examples in a Nutshell.

 
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i am an ardent reader of oreilly books.this title though covered the topics niclt but not all java

packages-e.g java.io,java.net,java.sql etc

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