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TCP/IP Sockets in Java - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781558606852, 9780080518480

TCP/IP Sockets in Java

1st Edition

Practical Guide for Programmers

Authors: Kenneth Calvert Michael Donahoo
Paperback ISBN: 9781558606852
eBook ISBN: 9780080518480
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 19th October 2001
Page Count: 72
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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


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


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@qu:"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!"
@source:—Keith Edwards, Xerox PARC

@qu:"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."
@source:—Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan, The University of Texas at Austin

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About the Authors

Kenneth Calvert

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 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