From Library Journal
Cadenhead's Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours is a definite beginner's book, a self-tutorial in 24 one-hour chapters. The guides on networking, Threads (the ability of Java to multitask by allowing for multiple processes and actions at the same time), and Swing (a powerful Java interface package for visual design) are for advanced Java programmers but will fit well within most libraries.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours is a step-by-step tutorial broken up into 24 short, easy one-hour chapters. It starts out at a lower level than Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days, and takes things at a slower pace, focusing on key programming concepts and essential Java basics. The basic structure of the book and many of its examples remain the same in this new edition, but the author makes use of dozens of reader comments to make improvements to explanatory text and example programs. Additionally, fresh material will cover new components of Java 2, including Java Foundation Classes, Java2D classes for two-dimensional image manipulation, and JavaBeans--a feature of Java 1.1 that has become a key part of Java programming.