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TCP/IP Sockets in Java, Second Edition: Practical Guide for Programmers (The Practical Guides)

TCP/IP Sockets in Java, Second Edition: Practical Guide for Programmers (The Practical Guides)
Author: Kenneth L. Calvert - Michael J. Donahoo
ISBN 13: 9780123742551
ISBN 10: 123742552
Edition: 2
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Publication Date: 2008-02-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $30.95

TCP/IP Sockets in Java is a concise, no-fluff guide to low-level network programming in Java. Packed with example code, this book will be indispensable to anyone who wants to understand the finer points of using sockets in Java. Ken and Jeff are not only experts, but also are able to explain practical details clearly. Highly recommended!

— Keith Edwards, Xerox PARC

This guide is exactly what I needed for both my introductory and my advanced networking courses: an efficient and effective description of network programming using sockets in Java, that is also inexpensive enough to be a supplement for my other course materials. Additionally, one-third of this book goes far beyond the typical examples by providing a clear description of exactly how to send and receive data of various types.

— Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, The University of Texas at Austin

Most Internet applications use sockets to implement network communication protocols. TCP/IP Sockets in Java: Practical Guide for Programmers, with its focused, tutorial-based coverage, helps you master the tasks and techniques essential to virtually all client-server projects using sockets in Java. Later chapters teach you to implement more specialized functionality; incisive discussions of programming constructs and protocol implementations equip you with a deeper understanding that is invaluable for meeting future challenges. No other resource presents so concisely or so effectively the exact material you need to get up and running with Java sockets programming right away.

For those who program using the C language, be sure to check out this book's companion, TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers.


  • Provides tutorial-based instruction in key sockets programming techniques, focused exclusively on Java and complemented by example code.
  • Covers challenging sockets programming issues: message construction and parsing, underlying TCP/IP protocol mechanisms, Java I/O, iterative and threaded servers, and timeouts.
  • Includes references to the relevant JAVA class libraries that often go beyond the "official" Java documentation in clarity and explanation.
  • Via a companion Web site, provides code for all example programs, along with additional exercises.