Java Collections

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Apress, Apr 26, 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
  1. Java Collections Framework: An Overview
  2. Arrays
  3. The Vector and Stack Classes
  4. The Enumeration Interface
  5. The Dictionary, Hashtable, and Properties Classes
  6. The BitSet Class
  7. Collections Introduction
  8. Sets
  9. Lists
  10. Maps
  11. Sorting
  12. Special Collections Support
  13. Array Algorithm Support
  14. Custom Implementations
  15. Compatibility Issues
  16. Advanced Usages
  17. JGL Libraries
  18. util.concurrent
  19. Colt

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Contents

Part One The Historical Collection Classes
7
Chapter 3
28
The Vector and Stack Classes
31
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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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