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Java Precisely

ISBN-10: 0262693259
ISBN-13: 9780262693257
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

This concise guide to the Java programming language, version 5.0, offers a quick reference for the reader who wants to know the language in greater detail than that provided by the standard text or language reference book. It presents the entire Java programming language and essential parts of the class libraries -- the collection classes and the input-output classes.The second edition adds material on autoboxing of primitive types, string formatting, variable-arity methods, the enhanced for statement, enum types, generic types and methods, reflection, and meta-data annotations. It has been updated throughout to reflect the changes from Java 1.4 to Java 5.0. The final section summarizes and illustrates the new features of Java 5.0 and compares them to the C# programming language. General rules are shown on left-hand pages and corresponding examples on right-hand pages. All examples are fragments of legal Java programs and the complete ready-to-run example programs can be found at the book's Web site, http: //www.dina.kvl.dk/~sestoft/javaprecisely/.

Michael Archer was born and raised in Oakland, California, but has lived in northern Nevada for the last 32 years.In 1967, at age 19, he enlisted in the Marines and served in Vietnam. His first book,A Patch of Ground,is an acclaimed account of the infamous 77-day siege of Khe Sanh.Today, Michael lives with his family in Reno, Nevada.

Preface
Notational Conventions
Running Java: Compilation, Loading, and Execution
Names and Reserved Names
Java Naming Conventions
Comments and Program Layout
Types
Primitive Types
Reference Types
Array Types
Boxing: Wrapping Primitive Types As Reference Types
Subtypes and Compatibility
Signatures and Subsumption
Type Conversion
Variables, Parameters, Fields, and Scope
Values Bound to Variables, Parameters, or Fields
Variable Declarations
Scope of Variables, Parameters, and Fields
Strings
String Formatting (Java 5.0)
Arrays
Array Creation and Access
Array Initializers
Multidimensional Arrays
The Utility Class Arrays
Classes
Class Declarations and Class Bodies
Top-Level Classes, Nested Classes, Member Classes, and Local Classes
Class Modifiers
The Class Modifiers public, final, abstract
Subclasses, Superclasses, Class Hierarchy, Inheritance, and Overriding
Field Declarations in Classes
The Member Access Modifiers private, protected, public
Method Declarations
Parameter Arrays and Variable-Arity Methods (Java 5.0)
Constructor Declarations
Nested Classes, Member Classes, Local Classes, and Inner Classes
Anonymous Classes
Initializer Blocks, Field Initializers, and Initializers
Classes and Objects in the Computer
What Is a Class?
What Is an Object?
Inner Objects
Expressions
Table of Expression Forms
Arithmetic Operators
Logical Operators
Bitwise Operators and Shift Operators
Assignment Expressions
Conditional Expressions
Object Creation Expressions
Instance Test Expressions
Field Access Expressions
The Current Object Reference this
Type Cast Expression
Method Call Expressions
Statements
Expression Statements
Block Statements
The Empty Statement
Choice Statements
Loop Statements
Returns, Labeled Statements, Exits, and Exceptions
The assert Statement
Interfaces
Interface Declarations
Classes Implementing Interfaces
Enum Types (Java 5.0)
Exceptions, Checked and Unchecked
Threads, Concurrent Execution, and Synchronization
Threads and Concurrent Execution
Locks and the synchronized Statement
Operations on Threads
Operations on Locked Objects
Compilation, Source Files, Class Names, and Class Files
Packages and Jar Files
Mathematical Functions
String Builders and String Buffers
Generic Types and Methods (Java 5.0)
Generics: Safety, Generality, and Efficiency
Generic Types, Type Parameters, and Type Instances
How Can Type Instances Be Used?
Generic Classes
Constraints on Type Parameters
How Can Type Parameters Be Used?
Generic Interfaces
Generic Methods
Wildcard Type Arguments
The Raw Type
The Implementation of Generic Types and Methods
Generic Collections and Maps (Java 5.0)
Interface Collection[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket]
Interface List[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] and Implementations LinkedList[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] and ArrayList[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket]
Interface Set[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] and Implementations HashSet[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] and LinkedHashSet[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket]
Interface SortedSet[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] and Implementation TreeSet[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket]
Interface Map[left angle bracket]K,V[right angle bracket] and Implementation HashMap[left angle bracket]K,V[right angle bracket]
Interface SortedMap[left angle bracket]K,V[right angle bracket] and Implementation TreeMap[left angle bracket]K,V[right angle bracket]
Going Through a Collection: Interfaces Iterator[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] and Iterable[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket]
Equality, Hash Codes, and Comparison
The Utility Class Collections
Choosing the Right Collection Class or Map Class
Input and Output
Creating Streams from Other Streams
Kinds of Input and Output Methods
Imports, Exceptions, Thread Safety
Sequential Character Input: Readers
Sequential Character Output: Writers
Printing Primitive Data to a Character Stream: PrintWriter
The Appendable Interface and the CharSequence Interface
Reading Primitive Data from a Character Stream: StreamTokenizer
Sequential Byte Input: InputStream
Sequential Byte Output: OutputStream
Binary Input-Output of Primitive Data: DataInput and DataOutput
Serialization of Objects: ObjectInput and ObjectOutput
Buffered Input and Output
Random Access Files: RandomAccessFile
Files, Directories, and File Descriptors
Thread Communication: PipedInputStream and PipedOutputStream
Socket Communication
Reflection
Reflective Use of Types: The Class[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] Class
Reflection: The Field Class
Reflection: The Method Class and the Constructor[left angle bracket]T[right angle bracket] Class
Exceptions Thrown When Using Reflection
Metadata Annotations (Java 5.0)
What Is New in Java 5.0

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