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Developing Java Software

Russel Winder and Graham Roberts


Contents

Preface


1 - Programming with Objects and Classes
2 - The Java Programming Language in Detail
3 - Building Class Libraries
4 - Case Studies in Developing Programs
5 - Endmatter

Developing

Java Software

WORLDWIDE

SERIES IN

COMPUTER

SCIENCE

Series Editors Professor David Barron, Southampton University, UK

Professor Peter Wegner, Brown University, USA

The Worldwide Series in Computer Science has been created to publish textbooks which both address and anticipate the needs of an ever evolving curriculum thereby shaping its future. It is designed for undergraduates majoring in Computer Science and practitioners who need to reskill. Its philosophy derives from the conviction that the discipline of computing needs to produce technically skilled engineers who will inevitably face, and possibly invent, radically new technologies throughout their future careers. New media will be used innovatively to support high quality texts written by leaders in the field.

Titles coming soon Goodrich & Tamassia, Data Structures and Algorithms in Java

Kotonya & Sommerville, Requirements Engineering

Russel Winder

King's College London, UK

and

Graham Roberts

University College London, UK

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Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data

Winder, R. (Russel)

Developing Java Software / Russel Winder and Graham Roberts.

p.    cm.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

ISBN 0-471-97655-5 (alk. paper)

1. Java (Computer programming language)  2. Application software development  3. Object-oriented programming (Computer Science)

I. Roberts. Graham, 1961- .  II. Title

QA76.73.J38W557  1998

005.13'3-dc21 97-35769

CIP

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 0 471 97655 5

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Copyright 1997 Russel Winder and Graham Roberts

Last updated: 6 Oct 1997