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The popularization of the World Wide Web has catapulted the Java language into the limelight. Java is a general-purpose, object-oriented language that was designed to be robust, secure, and to run on a variety of machines and operating systems. Like HTML pages, compiled Java programs are network- and platform-independent. With Java as an extension language, Web browsers can have almost unlimited capabilities.
The Java Application Programming Interface describes the libraries that every programmer can use to write Java applications and applets. These two volumes were written by the development team that created the Java API. They are authoritative, accurate, comprehensive, and completely up to date.
Volume 1: Core Packages describes the libraries that are the foundation of the Java language. These libraries include java.lang, java.io. java.util, and java.net. These are the general-purpose libraries fundamental to every Java program.
Volume 2: Window Toolkit and Applets describes the libraries that you can use to create sophisticated and visually appealing Java applications and applets. In addition, this volume illustrates how you can create embedded programs that can be transported safely across the network. These libraries include java.awt, java.awt.image, java.awt.peer, and java.applet.
Every Java programmer who wants to create secure, efficient, portable, and robust applications should have a thorough knowledge of the Java API.
James Gosling is a Fellow and Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products group, the creator of the Java programming language, and one of the computer industry's most noted programmers. He is the 1996 recipient of Software Development's "Programming Excellence Award." He previously developed NeWS, Sun's network-extensible window system, and was a principal in the Andrew project at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned a Ph.D. in computer science.
Frank Yellin, Staff Engineer in Embedded and Consumer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., was an original member of the Java project at Sun. He has spent a decade working on the runtime systems for interpreted and compiled languages. Previously he worked at Lucid, where he focused on multitasking, garbage collection, interrupts, and the compilation of Common Lisp.
The Java Series is the official source of complete, expert, and definitive information on Java, from the creators of the Java technology at Sun Microsystems. These books, written by members of the JavaSoft team at Sun, provide the inside information you need to understand Java thoroughly and to work with it effectively to build flexible, robust, portable, and secure Java applications and Internet applets. The series is an indispensable resource for anyone programming in Java.