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TCP/IP Sockets in Java

Practical Guide for Programmers

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; incisive discussions of programming constructs and protocol implementations equip you with a deeper understanding that is invaluable for meeting future challenges. No other resource presents so concisely or so effectively the exact material you need to get up and running with Java sockets programming right away.

For those who program using the C language, be sure to check out this book's companion, TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers.

For example code from the text, sample programming exercises, Powerpoint slides, and more, click on the grey "Companion Site" button to the right.

network programers, application developers, software engineers and computer science students studying networking


Published: October 2001

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-1-55860-685-2


  • "TCP/IP Sockets in Java is a concise, no-fluff guide to low-level network programming in Java. Packed with example code, this book will be indispensable to anyone who wants to understand the finer points of using sockets in Java. Ken and Jeff are not only experts, but also are able to explain practical details clearly. Highly recommended!"
    —Keith Edwards, Xerox PARC

    "This guide is exactly what I needed for both my introductory and my advanced networking courses: an efficient and effective description of network programming using sockets in Java, that is also inexpensive enough to be a supplement for my other course materials. Additionally, one-third of this book goes far beyond the typical examples by providing a clear description of exactly how to send and receive data of various types."
    —Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Basic Sockets Chapter 3 Sending and Receiving Messages Chapter 4 Beyond the Basics Chapter 5 Under The Hood


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