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"...a clear, bright piece of work, bursting at the seams with ideas for connoisseurs and snackers alike." John McLaughlin, Cvu, August
This book offers Java developers short, focused pieces of code that are easy to incorporate into other programs. The idea is to focus on things that are useful, tricky, or both. The book's code segments cover all of the dominant APIs and many specialized APIs and should serve as a great "jumping-off place" for Java developers who want to get started in areas outside their specialization.See all Product Description
addendum 07/2004 - I used this book until it fell apart on me (not the first O'Reilly book to have done that, BTW). Read more
The book is just what it promises to be and will be a great help to intermediate Java developers.Published on Sept. 29 2002 by Hal Helms
First let me say, if you don't know anything about Java this book is probably not your best choice to learn the language (I would recommend O'Reilly's Learning Java for that) as it... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2002 by Kindle Customer
I had been searching for a good book that served as a reference for short snippets of code, similar to what "The Visual Basic 6 Black Book" did for VB and my understanding of it. Read morePublished on June 7 2002 by Antonio A. Rodriguez
Having owned (and read) a separate (mostly O'Reilly or Sun) book on almost every subject covered here, I didn't find almost anything new or exciting. Read morePublished on June 5 2002 by Slavik Dimitrovich
One of the best Java books in terms of usability. All their examples are extremely useful in day to day Java programming.Published on April 25 2002
...since this sort of book exists largely that we might uh "borrow" code from it.Published on April 21 2002
If you are a Java novice with an interest to learn quickly how the Java language is used without wanting to dwell into the fundamentals, this book is for you. Read morePublished on April 7 2002