The Java Cookbook
Ian F. Darwin
ISBN: 0-596-00170-3 (First Edition, 2001)
ISBN: 0-596-00701-9 (Second Edition, 2004)
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates.
What they're saying...
Java Cookbook: An Excellent Read
"The Java Cookbook is arguably the best book ever written on the Java
Jack D. Martin, Computer Scientist, reviewing on
Barnes & Noble.
"Its 800 pages are packed
with information, all [in a ...]
format which will rapidly get you on the right
track when you make new uses of your Java
knowledge in areas as wide ranging as String
Handling to working with graphics, and from
Internationalisation to JSPs."
Consultants Book Review
"I learned more in two days with this book than I did with several
very good Java books because I need to see examples and how things
work in context. If you're like that too, you'll love this book. I
pack it with my laptop so I'm never without it when I need it --
it's that useful to me!"
Bruce Van Horn, reviewing on Amazon.com
"The most useful Java book of them all"
Stuart Wain, reviewing on Amazon.com
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This book offers something for everyone who wants to learn
more about Java.
It makes an ideal second book of Java for any developer/analyst/architect,
computer science student, or any other serious student of Java.
I don't cover the basics of Java syntax, but start with
coverage of essential APIs such as String handling, numbers,
and dates and times. From there I move into graphics and GUI,
then into networking (client, server, shipping objects around, and RMI)
as well as server-side technologies such as Servlets and JSP.
I finish up with important but sometimes-neglected aspects of
Java such as Threads, other languages and native code.
For each topic I give around a dozen main ``how-to'' recipes
consisting of a problem statement, a quick solution, and more detailed
example with code attached (full code available from the download link).