Java Collections

  • 5h 9m
  • John Zukowski
  • Apress
  • 2001
  • In-depth coverage of historical collection classes, featuring basic array, vector and hash table operations
  • Learn to create multimaps, priority queues, array maps and more!
  • Explore Doug Lea's util.concurrent package, JGL from ObjectSpace and the Colt Distribution
  • Tech reviewed by master Java programmer and well-known author Kim Topley

The Collections Framework is supplied with all versions of the Java 2 platform and provides programmers with incredibly efficient ways to manipulate data. However, given the large number of methods and classes in this library, using them correctly is hardly a cakewalk. Well-known columnist and best-selling author John Zukowski gives the Java professional exactly what he or she needs to know about this vital library in order to maximize productivity. This practical book contains comprehensive coverage of the important Collections Framework from the working programmer's point-of-view, while staying away from academic abstractions.

Java Collections leads the reader through the standard Java support for maintaining abstract groups of data, from the historical collection classes available since the inception of Java time, through the Collections Framwork introduced with the Java 2 platform and on to third-party alternative libraries for times when the standard support isn't enough. If you're working with data in Java programs, you need to understand the Collections Framework. Let Zukowski's Java Collections be your guide!

About the Author

John Zukowski wrote the "Introduction to the Collections Framework" tutorial for Sun's Java Developer Connection. He's also a leading provider of strategic Java training and consulting and a columnist for JavaWorld magazine. Zukowski has written many popular Java titles, including his previous book for Apress, the Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2, now in its second edition. He also wrote the Java AWT Reference published by O'Reilly & Associates and Mastering Java 2 and Borland's JBuilder: No Experience Required published by Sybex.

In this Book

  • Java Collections Framework: An Overview
  • Arrays
  • The Vector and Stack Classes
  • The Enumeration Interface
  • The Dictionary, Hashtable, and Properties Classes
  • The BitSet Class
  • Collections Introduction
  • Sets
  • Lists
  • Maps
  • Sorting
  • Special Collections Support
  • Array Algorithm Support
  • Custom Implementations
  • Compatibility Issues
  • Advanced Usages
  • JGL Libraries
  • util.concurrent
  • Colt