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The Art of Java [Paperback]

Herbert Schildt , James Holmes
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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 easy read, fun examples May 15 2004
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed tinkering around with the code examples in the book. Lots of neat ideas and the book filled in the gaps where I was curious about how some things work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book March 1 2004
Format:Paperback
Mr. Schildt is a great writer and a first class thinker. This book is up to his usual standard. But I have some quibbles:
1. He uses AWT in a few spots. Does anyone use AWT anymore? Swing would have been more beneficial.
2. The code is not refactored. I would image Mr. Schildt had to do this because of the limits on book size but the impact of the book would have been much higher if had applied ExtractMethod a few times.
All in all, another excellent book from Mr. Schildt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done herbert!! Feb. 15 2004
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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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