Working as an effective professional Java developer requires you to know Java APIs, tools, and techniques to solve a wide variety of Java problems. Building upon Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2, this resource shows you how to use the core features of the latest JDK as well as powerful open source tools such as Ant, JUnit, and Hibernate. It will arm you with a well-rounded understanding of the professional Java development landscape.
The expert author team begins by uncovering the sophisticated Java language features, the methodology for developing solutions, and steps for exploiting patterns. They then provide you with a collection of real-world examples that will become an essential part of your developer's toolkit. With this approach, you'll gain the skills to build advanced solutions by utilizing the more complex and nuanced parts of Java JDK 6.
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Who this book is for
This book is for Java developers who are looking for an all-purpose resource, are ready for more advanced Java solutions and language features, and need assistance when tackling new Java problems that may be outside their technological experience.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
W. Clay Richardson is a software consultant concentrating on agile Java Solutions for highly specialized business processes. He has fielded many Java solutions, serving in roles including senior architect, development lead, and program manager. He is a co-author of More Java Pitfalls and Professional Portal Development with Open Source Tools (Wiley), and Professional Java, JDK 5 Edition. As an adjunct professor of computer science for Virginia Tech, Richardson teaches graduate-level coursework in object-oriented development with Java. He holds degrees from Virginia Tech and the Virginia Military Institute.
Donald Avondolio currently serves in a lead position as an architect / developer on an enterprise development project. In his spare time, Donald loves fly-fishing, watching baseball and lacrosse running triathlons (not very well), and sitting around his house complaining about things.
Scot Schrager has consulted extensively in the domains of pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, and the national security market. He has led and participated in various project teams using Java and Object Oriented Analysis & Design techniques. Most recently, Schrager has been focused on distributed application architecture using J2EE technology.
Mark W. Mitchell has extensive experience in enterprise application integration between java and the Microsoft platform. He has developed and deployed several mission-critical web applications. Mitchell holds a degree in computer science from the university of Virginia.
Jeff Scanlon is a software development consultant from Virginia. He holds both the Sun Certified Java Developer and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer certifications, and has been published in Software Development magazine.