Generic programming, restrictions and limitations, type bounds, wilcard types, and generic reflection
Swing GUI development, including input validation and other enhancements
Exception handling and debugging, including chained exceptions, stack frames, assertions, and logging
Streams and files, the new I/O API, memory-mapped files, file locking, and character set encoders/decoders
Regular expressions using the powerful java.util.regex package
Inner classes, reflection, and dynamic proxies
Application packaging and the Preferences API
The seventh edition of Core Java™ 2, Volume I, covers the fundamentals of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE™). A no-nonsense tutorial and reliable reference, this book features thoroughly tested real-world examples. The most important language and library features are demonstrated with deliberately simple sample programs, but they aren’t fake and they don’t cut corners. More importantly, all of the programs have been updated for J2SE 5.0 and should make good starting points for your own code. You won’t find any toy examples here. This is a book for programmers who want to write real code to solve real problems.
Volume I concentrates on the fundamental concepts of the Java language, along with the basics of user-interface programming and provides detailed coverage of
Reflection and proxies
Interfaces and inner classes
The event listener model
Graphical user-interface design with the Swing UI toolkit
Stream input/output and object serialization
For the same real-world treatment of enterprise features and advanced user-interface programming, look for the forthcoming new edition of Core Java™ 2, Volume II—Advanced Features.
It includes new sections on metadata and other J2SE 5.0 enhancements along with complete coverage of: Multithreading • Distributed objects • Databases • Advanced GUI components • Native methods • XML Processing • Network programming • Collection classes • Advanced graphics • Internationalization • JavaBeans