The revised edition of the classic Core Java™, Volume II–Advanced Features, covers advanced user-interface programming and the enterprise features of the Java SE 6 platform. Like Volume I (which covers the core language and library features), this volume has been updated for Java SE 6 and new coverage is highlighted throughout. All sample programs have been carefully crafted to illustrate the latest programming techniques, displaying best-practices solutions to the types of real-world problems professional developers encounter.
Volume II includes new sections on the StAX API, JDBC 4, compiler API, scripting framework, splash screen and tray APIs, and many other Java SE 6 enhancements. In this book, the authors focus on the more advanced features of the Java language, including complete coverage of
For thorough coverage of Java fundamentals–including interfaces and inner classes, GUI programming with Swing, exception handling, generics, collections, and concurrency–look for the eighth edition of Core Java™, Volume I–Fundamentals (ISBN: 978-0-13-235476-9).
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The fifth edition of Core Java 2: Volume II--Advanced Features brings a classic Java text up to date for developers tackling JDK 1.3 and 1.4, with a fast-moving and example-based tutorial. Perfect for those who want to learn programming through small, complete demos, this new version is still an excellent choice for mastering the more advanced topics in Java.
The salient feature of this tutorial is that authors provide small, complete programs that demonstrate each area of functionality in "core" Java along with reference material on essential APIs. Beginning with using multiple threading (and synchronization, which allow threads to communicate), the authors provide an engaging tour of advanced Java. The focus here is on client-side Java based on the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE), both versions 1.3 and 1.4, including APIs for building applets and applications with Swing and JavaBeans. As in the previous edition, sections on the Java collections do little to simplify the complexity here. Coverage of JDBC is very good, though, with a fine mix of examples showing off basic SQL and queries, plus transactions and newer JDBC features. Later on, this text turns to Swing, including how to extend three powerful Swing controls (lists, trees, and tables), plus improved J2SE 1.4 support for progress controls, plus drag-and-drop and clipboard support.
Besides providing source code and APIs, this book is filled with tips and gotchas to avoid. A robust section on security covers the entire spectrum of security issues in Java, including signing JAR files (along with good practical details). Though it's probably rare enough today, the authors go into good detail about creating custom JavaBean components. Examples make use of Sun Forte Community Edition, a capable Java tool (bundled on the accompanying CD-ROM).
Standout later chapters include an excellent tour of Java's strong support for internationalization (illustrated with a "retirement saving calculator" in English, German, and Chinese). A final section on XML introduces this powerful new standard, plus some essential Java APIs for getting starting with parsing and transforming XML. Chock-full of examples and useful advice, the latest edition of Core Java 2--Volume II is a worthy update to an already successful Java tutorial. --Richard Dragan
Topics covered: Programming with multiple threads (states and priorities, daemon threads); thread synchronization; avoiding deadlocks; using threads with Swing (dos and don'ts); introduction to collections (including lists, sets, trees, and maps); the collections framework; algorithms (sorting and searching); legacy collections; Java network programming (sending e-mail, using sockets and URLs, basic Web programming); JDBC and databases (quick SQL tutorial, connecting and querying data, metadata, and transactions); new JDBC 3.0 features; remote method invocation (RMI); Java and CORBA; advanced Swing tutorial (JList, JTree, and JTable, including custom rendering options); advanced AWT and Java 2-D graphics (including image manipulation and graphics filters); clipboard and drag-and-drop support; JavaBeans (properties and events, property editors and customizers); Java security (class loaders and bytecode verification, digital signatures, signing JAR files, encryption); internationalization (including date and time and multiple character sets); the Java Native Interface (JNI); Java and C interoperability; and a quick tutorial to XML (SAX and XSL in Java).From the Publisher:
The #1 advanced guide for serious programmers is fully updated for JDK 1.3 release and JDK 1.4 release. An indispensable companion to the best-selling Core Java 2, Vol. I--Fundamentals, Core Java 2, Volume II: Advanced Features is now available in a revised and expanded fifth edition. It delivers the same real-world guidance you need to solve even the most challenging programming problems and offers an all-new chapter on XML and Java, plus thoroughly revamped coverage of many advanced features--from collections to native methods, security to Swing.
Cay Horstmann identifies the problems experienced Java platform developers encounter most often, and delivers insightful, expert-level guidance for addressing them--together with even more of the robust, sample code that have made Core Java an international bestseller for five straight years. You'll gain new insights into networking, remote objects, JDBC API, internationalization, and a whole lot more.
For experienced programmers, this book provides the answers that they need to take full advantage of the power of Java technology and to get the job done as efficiently as possible.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface xv Acknowledgments xix Chapter 1: Streams and Files 1 Streams 2 Text Input and Output 11 Reading and Writing Binary Data 23 ZIP Archives 32 Object Streams and Serialization 39 File Management 59 New I/O 65 Regular Expressions 75 Chapter 2: XML 87 Introducing XML 88 Parsing an XML Document 93 Validating XML Documents 105 Locating Information with XPath 129 Using Namespaces 136 Streaming Parsers 138 Generating XML Documents 146 XSL Transformations 157 Chapter 3: Networking 169 Connecting to a Server 170 Implementing Servers 177 Interruptible Sockets 184 Sending E-Mail 191 Making URL Connections 196 Chapter 4: Database Programming 217 The Design of JDBC 218 The Structured Query Language 222 JDBC Configuration 227 Executing SQL Statements 232 Query Execution 242 Scrollable and Updatable Result Sets 254 Row Sets 260 Metadata 263 Transactions 273 Connection Management in Web and Enterprise Applications 278 Introduction to LDAP 279 Chapter 5: Internationalization 297 Locales 298 Number Formats 303 Date and Time 310 Collation 318 Message Formatting 324 Text Files and Character Sets 328 Resource Bundles 329 A Complete Example 333 Chapter 6: Advanced Swing 351 Lists 352 Tables 370 Trees 405 Text Components 442 Progress Indicators 479 Component Organizers 492 Chapter 7: Advanced AWT 521 The Rendering Pipeline 522 Shapes 524 Areas 540 Strokes 542 Paint 550 Coordinate Transformations 552 Clipping 557 Transparency and Composition 559 Rendering Hints 568 Readers and Writers for Images 575 Image Manipulation 585 Printing 601 The Clipboard 635 Drag and Drop 652 Platform Integration 668 Chapter 8: Javabeans Components 685 Why Beans? 686 The Bean-Writing Process 688 Using Beans to Build an Application 690 Na. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132354799