Though this book does include some general material on Linux and Java (both of which receive better coverage elsewhere, in dedicated volumes), it is the best available catalog of Linux development tools for Java. Meyers documents scores of tools (including compilers, debuggers, virtual machines, just-in-time compilers, and various utilities), some of which he developed himself, in considerable detail.
This book also explains the peccadilloes of the Linux environment when it's called upon to interpret Java programs, including those that relate to X windowing and multithreading. Meyers's documentation concisely states the basics (command syntax and option descriptions) and builds upon them in many cases with examples and notes from his experiments. Where it's appropriate, he's included code that shows how particular features work (or don't work).
For the dedicated Linux user who knows Java well and wants to do serious development work in the language without switching platforms, Java Programming on Linux provides a statement of what programmers can do--and what tools exist to help them. --David Wall
Topics covered: Aspects of developing and deploying Java software on computers that run the Linux operating system; the Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) as it applies to Linux and how versions 1.1 and 1.2 of the JDK differ in that environment; documentation of Linux development and runtime tools for Linux.
This book dose not teach you any think, everything is a reference to some other sources.
I will agree with a comments about Java and Linux going hand to hand but this book... Read more
I honestly believe Microsoft has intentionally and unintentionally helped keep a very powerful crossplatform tool combination. Read morePublished on May 27 2000 by Paul T. Mcnally
The book is for people who want to use Java on Linux. It is not for people looking to learn Java or Linux. Read morePublished on April 4 2000 by Drew Varner