A concise and informal yet thorough reference for the Java programming language.
Java Precisely provides a concise reference for the Java programming language and some of its essential libraries. The book covers Java 2, versions 1.3 and 1.4. It is intended both for students learning Java and for more experienced Java programmers. Though written informally, it describes the language in detail and provides many examples. To improve clarity, most of the general rules appear on left-hand pages with the relevant examples on the opposite right-hand pages.
Peter Sestoft is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Software and Systems Section at the IT University of Copenhagen.
The triple espresso of Java books. Rich and dense with information.
Richard Pattis, Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
This no-nonsense book gives fast access to the essentials of each Java construct. It is a great reference for the Java student.
Alan W. Biermann, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, Duke University