What is this book about?
Professional Java builds upon Ivor Horton's Beginning
Java to provide the reader with an understanding of how
professionals use Java to develop software solutions. Pro
Java starts with an overview of best methods and tools
for developing Java applications. It then examines the
the more sophisticated and nuanced parts of the Java JDK. The
final and most extensive part of the book shows how to implement
these ideas to build real-world applications, using both Java
APIs as well as related Java open source tools. In short,
this book provides a comprehensive treatment of the
professional Java development process, without losing focus in
exhaustive coverage of isolated features and APIs.