Claudia Piemont

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When it comes to Java, the world is basically divided into two major groups: the Java technologists and enthusiasts, and the rest of the IT community. The enthusiasts are thrilled by Java. They just explore the capabilities of this new technology. Nobody has to convince them about how useful Java really is. On the other hand, there is the rest of the world. Judged by numbers, this is the much larger group. Many IT people only hear the buzz on Java, the Internet and Intranet. Perhaps this is a little exaggerated, but many people believe that Java means only ticker tapes, flashing images and Tic Tac Toe. Yes, all those Java applets demonstrate an important feature of Java: Java brings dynamic behavior to the Web. Java animates a structure of linked documents that has been static ever since. For a short while there were some other non-Java methods around for doing this,... (more)

Special Edition Using Java

"Special Edition Using Java," published by Que, should win the prize as the biggest Java reference book on the market. It is huge, containing a wealth of information on Java and complementing topics like JavaScript and multimedia. It is based on Java Version 1.0 for MS Windows platforms Windows 95 and NT, Solaris 1.x and Macintosh. In addition, the book comes with a CD containing Sun's User Group library of applets, Sun's Java Development Kit (JDK), and a number of chapters from books on JavaScript, HTML, and CGI (Common Gateway Interface), plus the entire text of Que's C++ by ex... (more)