Most Internet applications use sockets to implement network communication protocols. TCP/IP Sockets in Java: Practical Guide for Programmers, with its focused, tutorial-based coverage, helps you master the tasks and techniques essential to virtually all client-server projects using sockets in Java. Later chapters teach you to implement more specialized functionality. In these chapters, incisive discussions of programming constructs and protocol implementations equip you with a deeper understanding that will be invaluable for meeting future challenges. No other resource presents so concisely or so effectively the material you need to get up and running with Java sockets programming.
If you program using the C language, be sure to check out this book's companion, TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers.
• Provides tutorial-based instruction in key sockets programming techniques, focusing exclusively on Java and complemented by example code.
• Covers challenging sockets programming issues: message construction and parsing, underlying TCP/IP protocol mechanisms, Java I/O, iterative and threaded servers, and timeouts.
• Includes references to the relevant Java class libraries that often go beyond the "official" Java documentation in clarity and explanation.
• Provides code for all example programs, along with additional exercises, via a companion Web site.