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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.
Donald Avondolio is a software consultant with over 19 years of experience developing and deploying enterprise applications. He began his career in the aerospace industry developing programs for flight simulators and later became an independent contractor, crafting health-care middleware and low-level device drivers for an assortment of mechanical devices. Most recently, he has built e-commerce applications for numerous high-profile companies, including The Home Depot, Federal Computer Week, the U.S. Postal Service, and General Electric. He is currently a technical architect and developer on several portal deployments. Don serves as an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech, where he teaches progressive object-oriented design and development methodologies, with an emphasis on patterns.
Joe Vitale has been working as a developer for the last ten years. He has worked significantly with the latest Java technologies and also the most-popular open source technologies on the market. Besides being a developer, Vitale is coauthor of Professional Portal Development with Open Source Tools (Wiley), which had a strong focus on open source development and the Java Portlet API formally known as JSR 168. Joe currently works for McDonald Bradley as a development manager, where he manages more than 50 developers.
Scot Schrager has consulted extensively in the domains of pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, and the national security market. He has led and participated in various project teams using Java and Object Oriented Analysis & Design techniques. Most recently, Schrager has been focused on distributed application architecture using J2EE technology.
Mark W. Mitchell has extensive experience in enterprise application integration, particularly Web Services integration between Java and the Microsoft platform. He has developed and deployed several mission-critical Web applications. Mitchell holds a degree in computer science from the University of Virginia.
Jeff Scanlon is a senior software engineer at McDonald Bradley in Herndon, Virginia. Scanlon holds both the Sun Certified Java Developer and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer certifications and has been published in Software Development magazine.
Chapter 1: Key Java Language Features and Libraries.
Chapter 2: Tools and Techniques for Developing Java Solutions.
Chapter 3: Exploiting Patterns in Java.
Chapter 4: Developing Effective User Interfaces with JFC.
Chapter 5: Persisting Your Application Using Files.
Chapter 6: Persisting Your Application Using Databases.
Chapter 7: Developing Web Applications Using the Model 1 Architecture.
Chapter 8: Developing Web Applications Using the Model 2 Architecture.
Chapter 9: Interacting with C/C++ Using Java Native Interface.
Chapter 10: Communicating between Java Components with RMI and EJB.
Chapter 11: Communicating between Java Components and Components of Other Platforms.
Chapter 12: Distributed Processing with JMS and JMX.
Chapter 13: Java Security.
Chapter 14: Packaging and Deploying Your Java Applications.
Index. End-User License Agreement.