Java 2 Black Book
By Steve Holzner
(Paraglyph Press, Paperback, 9781932111002, 1192pp.)
Publication Date: June 2001
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A great reference tool-jam-packed with easily accessible information. Provides programming tips on a variety of topics including variables, arrays, and operators; conditionals and loops; object-oriented programming; inheritance and inner classes; and packages and interfaces. Also includes Swing user interface coverage updated to reflect new classes and enhancements as well as labels, buttons, choosers, lists, combo boxes, progress bars, sliders, pluggable look and feel, and more.
Steve Holzner is an award-winning author who has been writing about Java topics since Java first appeared. He's a former PC Magazine contributing editor, and his many books have been translated into 18 languages around the world. His books sold more than 1.5 million copies, and many of his bestsellers have been on Java. Steve graduated from MIT and got his PhD at Cornell; he's been a very popular member of the faculty at both MIT and Cornell, teaching thousands of students over the years and earning an average student evaluation over 4.9 out of 5.0. He also runs his own software company and teaches week-long classes to corporate programmers on Java around the country.