TECH: STL / Heaps, etc. (was: [MUD-Dev] TECH DGN: a few mudserver design questions (long))

Chris Jones cjones at v-wave.com
Sat Aug 4 00:54:47 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


Ling Lo wrote:

> While I'm here, can any recommend a book for Java that goes beyond
> hype, webpages, applets and all things trivial?

I've found Core Java, by Horstmann & Cornell (both volumes) to be a
useful overview of the language and classes, best read with a copy
of the classes' javadoc handy in a web browser.  Note that while it
provides an overview (with nontrivial examples) on a broad range of
topics (e.g. reflection), it doesn't go into the nitty-gritty and
explain everything that you can do with those topics -- for that,
you'd want a topic-specific book.

One of the nice things about Java is that the classes are so rich
that there's probably a way to do what you want fairly simply,
already setup for you.  The hard part is finding it.
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