Java in a nutshell: a desktop quick reference
This bestselling quick reference contains an accelerated introduction to the Java language and its key APIs, so seasoned programmers can start writing Java code right away. The third edition of "Java in a Nutshell covers Java 1.2 and Java 1.3 beta and includes:
A description of the syntax of the Java language, written in a tight, concise style, that can serve as both a fast-paced tutorial and a language reference.An explanation of the object-oriented features of Java that does not assume any prior object-oriented programming experience.An overview of the essential Java APIs that shows how to perform common tasks, such as string manipulation, input/output, and thread handling, with the classes and interfaces that comprise the Java 2 platform.Documentation for the Java development tools shipped with Sun's Java SDK.
This book also includes O'Reilly's classic-style, quick-reference material for all of the classes in the essential Java packages, including "java.lang, "java.io, "java.beans"java.math, "java.net, "java.security, "java.text, "java.util, and "javax.crypto. This reference material covers all of the new classes in Java 1.2 and 1.3. Once you've learned Java, you'll keep this book next to your keyboard for handy reference while you program.
This book is part of the two-volume set of quick references that every Java programmer needs. It is an essential companion to "Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell, which covers the graphics and graphical user interface APIs in the Java 2 platform, including Swing, AWT, and Java 2D. A third volume, "Java Enterprise in a Nutshell, focuses on the Java Enterprise APIs and is of interest to programmers working on server-side or enterprise Javaapplications.
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Review: Java in a NutshellUser Review - Tom - Goodreads
Good reference but I don't use it so much because most of the time it is more convenient to use the Java API reference on the net. Read full review
Review: Java in a NutshellUser Review - Knute Snortum - Goodreads
A good mid-level overview of the Java language. I haven't read the summaries on the core libraries yet, but that would be the only reason to read the reference area. The rest you can get, more updated, off the web. Read full review
Another big change is that Part I of this book has been almost entirely rewritten
The first eight chapters of this book document the Java language the Java plat
Java Syntax From the Ground
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