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  • NEW - Fully updated for Sun's JDK 2 Version 1.3 and 1.4.
    • Covers the newest version of Java that has been proven in widespread use. Ex.___

  • NEW - Expanded coverage of networking, native methods, and remote objects.
    • Introduces advanced techniques that students will need to build applications that perform well in distributed, heterogeneous environments. Ex.___

  • NEW - Enhanced coverage of the Java security model.
    • Helps students build applications that deliver strong security without compromising usability or reliability. Ex.___

  • NEW - Detailed coverage of XML and servlets.
    • Enables students to build the applications now in greatest demand, including server-side Web applications, as well as software that integrates existing enterprise, partner, and customer systems. Ex.___

  • Advanced GUI-building techniques—Includes detailed chapters on building Java GUIs with both AWT and Swing.
    • Helps students build highly usable, efficient interfaces that leverage all of JDK 1.3's and 1.4's capabilities, not just a single approach. Ex.___

  • JDBC database integration, in depth—Includes a full chapter on using Java to access and edit enterprise databases.
    • Helps students learn how to solve real-world problems that involve enterprise data stores, as they gain true mastery over JDBC—one of the most widely used components of Java 2 Enterprise Edition. Ex.___

  • Practical techniques for internationalizing software—Demonstrates how to use Java's internationalization features to build software that can easily be adapted for users worldwide.
    • Reflects the increasingly global nature of software development; enables students to build systems that are easily adaptable to global markets, and therefore have greater business value. Ex.___

  • Extensive development resources on CD-ROM—CD-ROM includes all source code, JDK 1.3 and 1.4, Forte for Java Community Edition, and much more.
    • Gives students powerful Sun Microsystems tools and resources for running and adapting the book's code. Ex.___


  • Copyright 2002
  • Edition: 5th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-092738-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-092738-5

  • The experienced developer's advanced guide to the Java 2 platform—fully updated for JDK 1.3 release and JDK 1.4 release, Standard Edition.
  • Even more robust, real-world code samples than ever before!
  • New and revamped coverage: XML, security, networking, multithreading, collections, remote objects, JDBC API, JavaBeans component architecture, Swing, and much more
  • CD-ROM includes all the code examples, Forte for Java, Release 2.0, Community Edition, and the current version of the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition for Windows, Solaris OE (SPARC/x86), and Linux.

The #1 advanced guide for serious programmers-fully updated for JDK 1.3 release and JDK 1.4 release.

An indispensable companion to the best-selling Core Java 2, Vol. I--Fundamentals (0-13-089468-0), Core Java 2, Volume II: Advanced Features is now available in a revised and expanded fifth edition. It delivers the same real-world guidance you need to solve even the most challenging programming problems and offers an all-new chapter on XML and Java, plus thoroughly revamped coverage of many advanced features—from collections to native methods, security to Swing.

Cay Horstmann identifies the problems experienced Java platform developers encounter most often, and delivers insightful, expert-level guidance for addressing them-together with even more of the robust, sample code that have made Core Java an international bestseller for five straight years. You'll gain new insights into networking, remote objects, JDBC API, internationalization, and a whole lot more.

For experienced programmers, Core Java 2, Volume 2: Advanced Features provides the answers that they need to take full advantage of the power of Java technology and to get the job done as efficiently as possible.

State-of-the-art information for advanced Java technology development, including:

  • Thoroughly updated coverage of multithreading, collections, and networking
  • Completely revised coverage of remote objects
  • Detailed new chapter on XML and Java
  • Sophisticated new techniques for utilizing JavaBeans(tm) component architecture
  • Advanced GUI-building techniques leveraging both Swing and AWT
About the CD-ROM

The accompanying CD-ROM contains complete source code examples, Forte for Java, Release 2.0, Community Edition, and the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition.



To facilitate your work with Core Java 2, we are making available for download the code examples for the books below:

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Adding Multithreading Capability to Your Java Applications

Table of Contents


To the Reader.

About This Book.




1. Multithreading.

What Are Threads? Using Threads to Give Other Tasks a Chance. Running and Starting Threads. Running Multiple Threads. The Runnable Interface. Interrupting Threads. Thread Properties. Thread States. Moving Out of a Blocked State. Dead Threads. Daemon Threads. Thread Groups. Thread Priorities. Selfish Threads. Synchronization. Thread Communication Without Synchronization. Synchronizing Access to Shared Resources. Object Lock. The wait and notify Methods. Synchronized Blocks. Synchronized Static Methods. Deadlocks. Why the stop and suspend Methods Are Deprecated. Timeouts. User Interface Programming with Threads. Threads and Swing. Animation. Timers. Progress Bars. Progress Monitors. Monitoring the Progress of Input Streams. Using Pipes for Communication Between Threads.

2. Collections.

Collection Interfaces. Separating Collection Interfaces and Implementation. Collection and Iterator Interfaces in the Java Library. Concrete Collections. Linked Lists. Array Lists. Hash Sets. Tree Sets. Maps. Specialized Map Classes. The Collections Framework. Views and Wrappers. Bulk Operations. Interfacing with Legacy APIs. Algorithms. Sorting and Shuffling. Binary Search. Simple Algorithms. Writing Your Own Algorithms. Legacy Collections. The Hashtable Class. Enumerations. Property Sets. Stacks. Bit Sets.

3. Networking.

Connecting to a Server. Implementing Servers. Serving Multiple Clients. Sending E-Mail. Advanced Socket Programming. URL Connections. URLs and URIs. Using a URLConnection to Retrieve Information. Posting Form Data. CGI Scripts and Servlets. Sending Data to a Web Server. Harvesting Information from the Web. Applet Security. Proxy Servers. Testing the WeatherReport Applet.

4. Database Connectivity: JDBC.

The Design of JDBC. Typical Uses of JDBC. The Structured Query Language. Installing JDBC. Basic JDBC Programming Concepts. Database URLs. Making the Connection. Executing SQL Commands. Advanced SQL Types (JDBC 2). Populating a Database. Executing Queries. Scrollable and Updatable Result Sets. Scrollable Result Sets (JDBC 2). Updatable Result Sets (JDBC 2). Metadata. Transactions. Batch Updates (JDBC 2). Advanced Connection Management.

5. Remote Objects.

Introduction to Remote Objects: The Roles of Client and Server. Remote Method Invocations. Stubs and Parameter Marshalling. Dynamic Class Loading. Setting Up Remote Method Invocation. Interfaces and Implementations. Locating Server Objects. The Client Side. Preparing for Deployment. Deploying the Program. Parameter Passing in Remote Methods. Passing Nonremote Objects. Passing Remote Objects. Using Remote Objects in Sets. Cloning Remote Objects. Inappropriate Remote Parameters. Using RMI with Applets. Server Object Activation. Java IDL and CORBA. The Interface Definition Language. A CORBA Example. Implementing CORBA Servers.

6. Advanced Swing.

Lists. The JList Component. List Models. Inserting and Removing Values. Rendering Values. Trees. Simple Trees. Node Enumeration. Rendering Nodes. Listening to Tree Events. Custom Tree Models. Tables. A Simple Table. Table Models. A Sort Filter. Cell Rendering and Editing. Working with Rows and Columns. Selecting Rows, Columns, and Cells. Styled Text Components. Component Organizers. Split Panes. Tabbed Panes. Desktop Panes and Internal Frames. Cascading and Tiling. Vetoing Property Settings.

7. Advanced AWT.

The Rendering Pipeline. Shapes. Using the Shape Classes. Areas. Strokes. Paint. Coordinate Transformations. Clipping. Transparency and Composition. Rendering Hints. Reading and Writing Images. Obtaining Readers and Writers for Image File Types. Reading and Writing Files with Multiple Images. Image Manipulation. Accessing Image Data. Filtering Images. Printing. Printing Graphics. Printing Multiple Pages. Print Preview. Print Services. Stream Print Services. Printing Attributes. The Clipboard. Classes and Interfaces for Data Transfer. Transferring Text. The Transferable Interface and Data Flavors. Building an Image Transferable. Using a Local Clipboard to Transfer Object References. Transferring Java Objects via the System Clipboard. Drag and Drop. Drop Targets. Drag Sources. Data Transfer Support in Swing.

8. JavaBeans”.

Why Beans? The Bean-Writing Process. Using Beans to Build an Application. Packaging Beans in JAR files. Composing Beans in a Builder Environment. Naming Patterns for Bean Properties and Events. Bean Property Types. Simple Properties. Indexed Properties. Bound Properties. Constrained Properties. Adding Custom Bean Events. Property Editors. Writing a Property Editor. Going Beyond Naming Patterns. FeatureDescriptor Objects. Customizers. Writing a Customizer Class. The Bean Context. Advanced Uses of Introspection. Finding Sibling Beans. Using Bean Context Services.

9. Security.

Class Loaders. Writing Your Own Class Loader. Bytecode Verification. Security Managers and Permissions. Java 2 Platform Security. Security Policy Files. Custom Permissions. Implementing a Permission Class. A Custom Security Manager. User Authentication. Digital Signatures. Message Digests. Message Signing. Message Authentication. The X.509 Certificate Format. Generating Certificates. Signing Certificates. Code Signing. Signing JAR Files. Deployment Tips. Software Developer Certificates. Encryption. Symmetric Ciphers. Public Key Ciphers. Cipher Streams.

10. Internationalization.

Locales. Numbers and Currencies. Date and Time. Text. Collation (Ordering). Text Boundaries. Message Formatting. Choice Formats. Character Set Conversion. International Issues and Source Files. Resource Bundles. Locating Resources. Placing Resources into Bundles. Graphical User Interface Localization. Localizing an Applet.

11. Native Methods.

Calling a C Function from the Java Programming Language. Working with the printf Function. Numeric Parameters and Return Values. Using printf for Formatting Numbers. String Parameters. Calling sprintf in a Native Method. Accessing Object Fields. Accessing Static Fields. Signatures. Calling Java Methods. Nonstatic Methods. Static Methods. Constructors. Alternative Method Invocations. Arrays. Error Handling. The Invocation API. A Complete Example: Accessing the Windows Registry. An Overview of the Windows Registry. A Java Platform Interface for Accessing the Registry. Implementing the Registry Access Functions as Native Methods.

12. XML.

An Introduction to XML. The Structure of an XML Document. Parsing an XML Document. Document Type Definitions. A Practical Example. Namespaces. Using the SAX Parser. Generating XML Documents. XSL Transformations.




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