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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 18:10:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Lisa Mann <lisam@oreilly.com>
To: lwn@lwn.net
Subject: 17,900 lines of Java code

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               17,900 lines of Java code written by David 
                  Flanagan--$29.95 (oh, and a book, too)

Sebastopol, CA--17,900 lines of densely commented, professionally written
Java code; coverage of 20 distinct Java APIs (including servlets, JSP,
XML, Swing, and Java 2D); and 164 complete, practical examples make up
the new second edition of bestselling Java author David Flanagan's
"Java Examples in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly, $29.95).

Designed for those who learn best by example, "Java Examples in a
Nutshell" is packed with real-world programs that not only serve as
great learning tools, but can also be modified for individual use.
"Java Examples in a Nutshell" stands-alone as a terrific compilation of
hands-on examples, but it is also an excellent tutorial companion to
"Java in a Nutshell." Add to that pairing "Java Foundation Classes in a
Nutshell" and "Java Enterprise in a Nutshell" and you have a complete
Java reference library.

"This book was a lot of fun to write," says Flanagan. "The first
edition came out when Java 1.1 was released at more than double the
size of Java 1.0. While I was busy writing additional examples for the
second edition of "Java in a Nutshell", the engineers at Sun were busy
turning Java into something that could no longer fit into a nutshell.
We were able to include some examples in "Java in a Nutshell", but we
had to cut many more than we could include. The decision to create a
book devoted entirely to examples was a good one. Given the freedom to
write an entire book of examples, I was able to go into more depth than
I ever would have before, and write all the examples I really wanted to
write. I found myself really enjoying the exploration and
experimentation that went into developing these examples."

"Java Examples in a Nutshell" doesn't hold the readers' hand or supply
detailed explanations of Java syntax or method calls; it simply
delivers well-commented working examples for exploring the wide range
of what's possible with Java. Each chapter concludes with programming
exercises that suggest avenues for building further knowledge.

"Java Examples in a Nutshell" includes:

	Examples that demonstrate basic Java functionality and the
	essential Java APIs, including I/O, threads, networking,
        security, reflection, serialization, and security

       Programs that use the graphical user interface and graphics
       features of Java, highlighting the Swing, Java 2D, printing, data
       transfer, JavaBeans, and applet APIs 

       Examples that illustrate key enterprise APIs in Java, 
       including remote method invocation (RMI), database 
       connectivity (JDBC), servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSP), and XML

       An example index that lets users look up a programming concept
       or Java class and find any examples in the book that 
       demonstrate that concept or use that class

Chapter 19, XML, is available free online at: 

For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, 
author bio, and samples, see:

For a cover graphic in jpeg format, go to:

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Java Examples in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By David Flanagan
2nd Edition October 2000
0-596-00039-1, 582 pages, $29.95 (US)