Java in a Nutshell

Java in a Nutshell
By David Flanagan; 1-56592-262-X, 628 pages.
2nd Edition, May 1997

Table of Contents


Part I: Introducing Java
Part I is an introduction to Java and Java programming. If you know how to program in C or C++, these chapters teach you everything you need to know to start programming with Java.

If you are already familiar with Java 1.0 you may want to just skip ahead to Part II, which introduces the new features of Java 1.1.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Java
Chapter 2: How Java Differs from C
Chapter 3: Classes and Objects in Java

Part II: Introducing Java 1.1
The two chapters in this part introduce the new features of Java 1.1. Chapter 4 is an overview of the new APIs, and Chapter 5 explains the new language syntax. See Part III for some examples of the new features.
Chapter 4: What's New in Java 1.1
Chapter 5: Inner Classes and Other New Language Features

Part III: Programming with the Java 1.1 API
Part III contains examples of programming with the new features of Java 1.1. You can study and learn from the examples, and you should feel free to adapt them for use in your own programs. The examples shown in these chapters may be downloaded from the Internet. See Some of the chapters in this part also contain tables and other reference material for new features in Java 1.1.

Part III of this book is "deprecated." Most of the examples from the first edition of this book do not appear here, and Part III may disappear altogether in the next edition of the book. Unfortunately, as Java continues to grow, there is less and less room for programming examples in this book. However, all of the examples from the first edition are still available on the Web page listed above.

Chapter 6: Applets
Chapter 7: Events
Chapter 8: New AWT Features
Chapter 9: Object Serialization
Chapter 10: Java Beans
Chapter 11: Internationalization
Chapter 12: Reflection

Part IV: Java Language Reference
Part IV contains reference material on the Java language and related topics. Chapter 13 contains a number of useful summary tables of Java syntax. Chapter 14 describes the standard Java system properties and how to use them. Chapter 15 covers the syntax of the HTML tags that allow you to include Java applets in Web pages. Chapter 16 documents the command-line syntax for the Java compiler, interpreter, and other tools shipped with the JDK.
Chapter 13: Java Syntax
Chapter 14: System Properties
Chapter 15: Java-Related HTML Tags
Chapter 16: JDK Tools

Part V: API Quick Reference
Part V is the real heart of this book: quick-reference material for the Java API. Please read the following section, How to Use This Quick Reference, to learn how to get the most out of this material.
How to Use This Quick Reference
Chapter 17: The java.applet Package
Chapter 18: The java.awt Package
Chapter 19: The java.awt.datatransfer Package
Chapter 20: The java.awt.event Package
Chapter 21: The java.awt.image Package
Chapter 22: The java.awt.peer Package
Chapter 23: The java.beans Package
Chapter 24: The Package
Chapter 25: The java.lang Package
Chapter 26: The java.lang.reflect Package
Chapter 27: The java.math Package
Chapter 28: The Package
Chapter 29: The java.text Package
Chapter 30: The java.util Package
Chapter 31: The Package
Chapter 32: Class, Method, and Field Index

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