- Series: Unleashed
- Hardcover: 1424 pages
- Publisher: Sams; Har/Cdr edition (January 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672316315
- ISBN-13: 978-0672316319
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 2.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,664,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Java 2 Platform Unleashed Hardcover – January 1, 1999
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From the Back Cover
Java 2 Platform Unleashed is completely revised for Java 2. This complete reference covers all the core APIs of the Java 2 platform as well as higher-level topics that experienced Java programmers need to know. The book includes thousands of lines of code to demonstrate the sophisticated programming techniques that experienced Java programmers demand. Written for experienced Java programmers.
About the Author
Jamie Jaworski is a professional Java programmer for the U.S. Dept. of Defense. He uses Java to build sophisticated applications including security applications, terrain analysis, and genetic algorithms. Jamie was a consultant to Sun who helped fix many security problems with Java 2. He is also a successful computer book writer and the author of Java 1.1 Developer?s Guide.
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However, as the book goes on, the quality starts to decrease. In Chapters 23 through 36 I had a very difficult time understanding the topics. He did a rather poor job on the Network Programming and didn't do well on the Java Beans section either. In Part 9 he talked about distributed applications, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it was one of the best sections in the whole book. In Part 10, Database Programming, he slipped to an all time low. I have done Database Programming before and it has always been simple and easy to understand. He has done an absolutely, positively horrible job of writing the database section. If you are interested in Database Programming, I would definetely recommend AGAINST buying this book. The rest of the book was very rushed and uninformative.
Overall Summary: -50% Great, 50% Horrible -Great Reference in the Back, even though it is exactly like the Jdk 1.2 docs, It is still nice to have it right there -Lots of Samples, if you like doing the samples this could definetely hinder your progress, but it also helps for understanding the code -People say that the code is very buggy, I think that it is fine, there was one chapter, (The first Swing Example), that I didn't get to work, that was all -I would recommend a solid understanding of core Java 2 Development to read this book, and experience in other programming languages
When buying this book, think of it as if it has half as many pages, because that is what you are buying, half the pages, because only half are good. GREAT for Introducing you to the ENTIRE JAVA 2 API, but lacking in explanation.
Well, No book is perfect.
There are some errors in the code and some chapters are boring. But overall this book is an excellent buy due to the many topics covered. Especially if you are new to Java programming.
Note: Make sure that you actually have some knowledge of Java before reading this book otherwise you will have a hard time understanding Jaworski's writing.
I bought it as a reference, but it's hardly usable for that purpose. When I look up methods, I often only find them mentioned in the text, without a single word of explanation.
It's a good book if you only have very basic skills of Java, and want to find out what you can really do with it (if more than 1000 pages in 56 chapters don't discourage you). In that way 'Java Explored' might be a better title.
Good samples and easy to read !!! Must read this book !!!
I suggest not to buy this book .