From the Back Cover
This revised edition of the classicCore Java(tm), Volume I-Fundamentals, is the definitive guide to Java for serious programmers who want to put Java to work on real projects.
Fully updated for the new Java SE 6 platform, this no-nonsense tutorial and reliable reference illuminates the most important language and library features with thoroughly tested real-world examples. The example programs have been carefully crafted to be easy to understand as well as useful in practice, so you can rely on them as an outstanding starting point for your own code.
Volume I is designed to quickly bring you up to speed on what's new in Java SE 6 and to help you make the transition as efficiently as possible, whether you're upgrading from an earlier version of Java or migrating from another language. The authors concentrate on the fundamental concepts of the Java language, along with the basics of user-interface programming. You'll find detailed, insightful coverage of
- Java fundamentalsObject-oriented programmingInterfaces and inner classesReflection and proxiesThe event listener model
- GUI programming with Swing
- Packaging applications
- Exception handling
- Logging and debugging
- Generic programming
- The collections framework
For detailed coverage of XML processing, networking, databases, internationalization, security, advanced AWT/Swing, and other advanced features, look for the forthcoming eighth edition ofCore Java(tm), Volume II—Advanced Features(ISBN:978-0-13-235479-0).
About the Author
Cay S. Horstmann is also coauthor of Core JavaServer Faces, Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2007). Cay is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University, a Java Champion, and a frequent speaker at computer industry conferences.
Gary Cornell has been writing and teaching programming professionals for more than twenty years and is the cofounder of Apress. He has written numerous best-selling books for programming professionals, was a cofinalist for a Jolt Award, and won the Readers Choice award from Visual Basic Magazine.