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The Art of Java [Paperback]

Herbert Schildt , James Holmes
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Book Description

July 25 2003 0072229713 978-0072229714 1
There is something for every programmer in this book, which presents a number of practical, high-powered applications of Java. Included are pure code subsystems such as the expression parser, which readers will adapt for use in their own programs, financial calculations and statistics programs that feature ready-for-use applets/servlets, interpreter or the AI-based search engine, and much more.

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Take your programming expertise to the next level with help from Java programming all-stars Herb Schildt and James Holmes. Together they unlock the secrets that professional programmers use to create world-class software. Inside, Herb and James apply Java to a wide variety of high-powered applications, each demonstrating different features and techniques. Examples range from language interpreters, Web crawlers, and e-mail subsystems to expression parsers, statistical tools, and financial applets. You'll even see how to apply Java to Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Each application can be used as-is, or as a starting point for your own development. From networking to parsing to AI and beyond, this book contains some of the most exciting Java code found anywhere.

Inside you'll

  • Explore the genius of Java
  • Create an expression parser for numeric expressions
  • Build a Web crawler
  • Design and implement a computer language interpreter
  • Develop a complete e-mail subsystem
  • Construct a download manager that streamlines downloading files from the Internet
  • Develop statistical tools that compute the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and more
  • Create financial applets and servlets that compute the regular payment on a loan, the future value of an investment, an annuity, and more
  • Develop AI-based search techniques
  • Explore Java's HTML rendering capabilities

About the Author

Herb Schildt (Mahomet, IL) is a leading authority on C and C++ and a best-selling author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies. His acclaimed C and C++ books include Teach Yourself C, C++ from the Ground Up, C++: The Complete Reference, Java Programmer's Reference, STL Programming from the Ground Up, Windows 98 Programming from the Ground Up, and co-author of C/C++ Annotated Archives.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Sept. 21 2003
Format:Paperback
This is a truly outstanding book and is surely a "must-read" for any serious Java programmer.
The authors are touted as "two genuine Java gurus". Admittedly, I am unfamiliar with one (James Holmes), but the other - Herbert Schildt - I well remember from University days as having written the most in-depth and definitive tome on C programming I had ever seen (and has since moved on to do the same for C++ and C#).
This is not a "how-to" Java programming book or an introductory work. Those new to Java will be out of their depth here.
Instead, "The Art of Java" is a brilliant guide to producing intensely useful and technical Java applications, ranging through parsing numeric expressions, building a Web crawler (adhering to well-defined protocols), implementing an actual computer language, building a complete e-mail subsystem, constructing a streamlined download manager, and more.
These are sophisticated and fascinating Java programs reflecting deep concepts in computer science. The chapters - and their applications - are not merely individual, isolated, programs with no bearing on what has gone before. Rather, each chapter seeks to demonstrate particular features and technologies of Java, with the applications really only being to illustrate the concept - it just so happens they are highly significant and real-world applications, and not simply trite pieces of code as would be found in lesser programming works.
Where this title excels is in its masterful respect and love of the Java language. This is where the "art" in the title comes in; the authors clearly have a passion for Java and its capabilities. The very first chapter even strives to expound on this, where the authors wax lyrical on the pure "genius of Java" itself.
If you love Java, this is a must buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done herbert!! Feb. 15 2004
Format:Paperback
I have to admit! The first time I saw this book on amazon.com, I imagined a java book with same old stuff. The used price of the book was relatively high as well. My passion for java made me go for this book, and boy I am so glad that I did. The fact is there is a difference between knowing java and being able to use java to write some cool applications. The latter is the mission of this book. Whether you are interested in Java-AI or just want to write your own Internet Explorer, this book shows you how. So, what are you waiting for! Buy it, enjoy it, and when you are don e with every bit of it, pass it on to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool book! Oct. 7 2003
Format:Paperback
I came across this book recently and was intrigued by the concept. After having read it I'm thoroughly pleased. Most books don't show you how to do the "cool stuff" in programming. This book does that. I've always wondered how AI type programming worked and this book shed some light on it in a real-world fashion. I also enjoyed the chapters on programming Internet-based applications. I have so many ideas now that I know how things work behind the scenes. I definitely recommend this book to others who enjoy tinkering with different types of programs. You'll learn alot!
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