Media praise for Java Language Reference

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(of 1st Edition): "Java Language Reference covers the newest subject in modern programming - the Java language. This book is a complete reference manual for Java Version 1.0.2 and provides a complete description of all of the constructs in this language. Unlike other reference books, this one has a brief but excellent description of the basics of Java programming, which will bring beginners up to date on what this language is all about.

"If you are an experienced programmer and have some knowledge of object oriented programming, then this book is for you. It is enough to look through this book and you will be ready for developing your first Java program. This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover. Instead, you can use it for reference whenever necessary. All information is provided in an easy-to-read form. Every topic of this manual has a good example that helps you understand what is happening with regard to the topic you are reading. Furthermore, the book contains numerous cross references to help you move quickly between related topics. Also this manual takes a detailed look into Java's style of object-oriented programming and helps you to grasp the differences between Java features and similar features in C and C++.

"In conclusion I can say, that it is a very useful and up-to-date book about Java programming and I encourage other programmers, who want to start using Java, to read it."

--The COOK Report on Internet, July-August 1997 (http://cookreport.com/)