May 12, 2005
TechBookReport on 'Java In A Nutshell'
TBR writes "It's about as big as a breeze block and would probably hurt as much if you dropped it on your footâ¦Yes, it's the latest edition of David Flanagan's 'Java In A Nutshell', now in a fifth edition to cover Java 5.0. As with previous editions there are two parts of the book. The first, and most immediately interesting, is a concise introduction to the Java language, object oriented programming, the main new language features of Java 5.0, coverage of the platform, tools and so on. It's the part of the book that is designed to be read and comes in at around 375 pages of the 1200-odd total."