Direct from the creators of the Java(tm) programming language, the completely revised fourth edition of The Java(tm) Programming Language is an indispensable resource for novice and advanced programmers alike.Developers around the world have used previous editions to quickly gain a deep understanding of the Java programming language, its design goals, and how to use it most effectively in real-world development. Now, Ken Arnold, James Gosling, and David Holmes have updated this classic to reflect the major enhancements in Java(tm) 2 Standard Edition 5.0 (J2SE(tm) 5.0). The authors systematically cover most classes in Java's main packages, java.lang.*, java.util, and java.io, presenting in-depth explanations of why these classes work as they do, with informative examples. Several new chapters and major sections have been added, and every chapter has been updated to reflect today's best practices for building robust, efficient, and maintainable Java software. Key changes in this edition include *New chapters on generics, enums, and annotations, the most powerful new language features introduced in J2SE 5.0
"A reference for Java programmers, offering a solid foundation in Java programming strategies and techniques. After a concise introduction to the programming language, chapters describe its commands, constructs, and libraries and offer real-world examples showing how to exploit its portability and flexibility. Coverage includes classes and objects, interfaces, exception-handling, and Java core library packages. This second edition integrates Java 1.1 in both text and examples. Assumes familiarity with basic programming concepts."
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