TCP/IP Sockets in Java

TCP/IP Sockets in Java

Practical Guide for Programmers

1st Edition - October 19, 2001

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  • Authors: Kenneth Calvert, Michael Donahoo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518480

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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.

Key Features

  • Concise, no-nonsense explanations of issues often troublesome for students, including message construction and parsing, underlying mechanisms and Java I/O
  • Comprehensive example-based coverage of the most important TCP/IP techniques-including iterative and threaded servers, timeouts and asynchronous message processing
  • Includes a detailed, easy-to-use reference to the relevant JAVA class libraries
  • Provides a guide to common errors and a reference offering detailed documentation of the sockets interface
  • Perfect for a practitioner who may even want just to "look into" this technology.
  • Provides tutorial-based instuction in key sockets programming techniques, focusing exclusively on Jva and complemented by example code.
  • Covers challenging sockets programming issues: message construction and parsing, underlying TCP/IP protocol mechanisms, Java I/O, iterate 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.


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

Table of Contents

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2001
  • Published: October 19, 2001
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518480

About the Authors

Kenneth Calvert

Kenneth L. Calvert is an associate professor at University of Kentucky, where he teaches and does research on the design and implementation of computer network protocols. He has been doing networking research since 1987, and teaching since 1991. He holds degrees from MIT, Stanford, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Michael Donahoo

Michael J. Donahoo teaches networking to undergraduate and graduate students at Baylor University, where he is an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in large-scale information dissemination and management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA

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