Essentials of the Java Programming Language: A Hands-On Guide
by Monica Pawlan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional 2000
Number of pages: 301
You will learn how applications, applets, and servlets are similar and different, how to build a basic user interface that handles simple end user input, how to read data from and write data to files and databases, and how to send and receive data over the network. This tutorial is not comprehensive, but instead takes you on a straight and uncomplicated path through the more common programming features available in the Java platform.
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