Java Collections

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Apress, Apr 27, 2001 - Computers - 420 pages

The Collections Framework is supplied with all versions of the Java 2 platform and provides programmers with incredibly efficient ways to manipulate data. However, given the large number of methods and classes in this library, using them correctly is hardly a cakewalk. Well-known columnist and bestselling author John Zukowski gives the Java professional exactly what he or she needs to know about this vital library in order to maximize productivity. This practical book contains comprehensive coverage of the important Collections Framework from the working programmer's point of view, while staying away from academic abstractions.

Java Collections leads you through the standard Java support for maintaining abstract groups of data, from the historical collection classes available since the inception of Java time, through the Collections Framework introduced with the Java 2 platform, and on to third-party alternative libraries for times when the standard support isn't enough. If you're working with data in Java programs, you need to understand the Collections Framework. Let Zukowski's Java Collections be your guide!

Table of Contents Java Collections Framework: An Overview Arrays The Vector and Stack Classes The Enumeration Interface The Dictionary, Hashtable, and Properties Classes The BitSet Class Collections Introduction Sets Lists Maps Sorting Special Collections Support Array Algorithm Support Custom Implementations Compatibility Issues Advanced Usages JGL Libraries util.concurrent Colt
 

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Contents

An Overview
1
Chapter 02The Historical Collection Classes
7
Chapter 03The Vector and Stack Classes
31
Chapter 04The Enumeration Interface
69
Chapter 05The Dictionary Hashtable and Properties Classes
77
Chapter 06The BitSet Class
107
Chapter 07The Collections Framework
115
Chapter 08Sets
137
Chapter 12Special Collections Support
227
Chapter 13Array Algorithm Support
245
Chapter 14Custom Implementations
257
Chapter 15Compatibility Issues
273
Chapter 16Advanced Usages
285
Chapter 17Alternative Collection Libraries
309
Chapter 18utilconcurrent
331
Chapter 19Colt
347

Chapter 09Lists
157
Chapter 10Maps
183
Chapter 11Sorting
211

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John Zukowski has been involved with the Java platform since it was just called Java, since 1995. He writes a monthly column for Sun's Core Java Technologies Tech Tips and Technology Fundamentals Newsletter. He has contributed content to numerous other sites, including jGuru, DevX, Intel, and JavaWorld. He has written many other popular titles on Java, including Java AWT Reference (O'Reilly), Mastering Java 2 (Sybex), Borlands' JBuilder: No Experience Required (Sybex), Learn Java with JBuilder 6 (Apress), Java Collections (Apress), and The Definitive Guide to Swing (Apress).

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