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A press release from No Starch Press:

November 15, 2005, San Francisco--The Java programming language lurks behind both basic computing technology and everyday gizmos like Pocket PCs, handhelds, computer operating systems, and even some cell phones. Despite its pervasiveness, many developers don't take full advantage of the language. Long-time programmer and Java expert Brian D. Eubanks answers the call with Wicked Cool Java: Code Bits, Open-Source Libraries, and Project Ideas (No Starch Press, December '05), an idea sourcebook containing 101 useful tips, techniques, examples, and project ideas that will bring new excitement to readers' Java code.

Not intended as a basic tutorial, Wicked Cool Java will help developers, system architects, and even advanced hobbyists to leverage their existing knowledge and get the most out of the programming language. The book is filled with example code and ideas for combining Java libraries--those built into the core API as well as the thousands of open source libraries available--into useful projects. Wicked Cool Java also covers tools for open-source environments and explanations of multimedia, graphics, and XML in Java.

Readers of Wicked Cool Java will find tips on:

-Converting a non-XML text structure into XML using a parser generator,
and working with XML APIs from the Java core and from open-source
-Experimenting with a Java simulator for the Cell Matrix to build and
test cell circuits, and then connect them in a distributed system with
others across the Internet
-Working with open-source class libraries for scientific and mathematical
-Creating dynamic music and sound in Java, and applying some Java APIs
for simple data sonification
-Reusing code in ways that open-source Java projects allow by taking
advantage of the wealth of free Java libraries

"This is a great addition to our burgeoning Wicked Cool series," said Bill
Pollock, founder of No Starch Press. "All of these books have tons of
examples that can be mixed and matched to program more effectively, and
Wicked Cool Java is no exception."

This book will be a welcome find for professionals looking to enhance
their code and make their jobs easier, as well as for those who enjoy
experimenting and modifying Java code--and who want to make their code
wicked cool.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian D. Eubanks is a consultant, speaker, author, and
trainer specializing in Internet technologies and the founder of Eu
Technologies, Inc. He has more than 20 years experience as a computer
programmer, network engineer, and systems consultant. His current work
focuses on Java, XML, and Flash.

Wicked Cool Java: Code Bits, Open-Source Libraries, and Project Ideas by
Brian D. Eubanks. November 2005, 224 pp., $29.95, ISBN 1-59327-061-5
Available at fine bookstores everywhere, from, or
directly from No Starch Press (,,

ABOUT NO STARCH PRESS: Founded in 1994, No Starch Press is one of the few
remaining independent computer book publishers. We publish the finest in
geek entertainment--unique books on technology, with a focus on Open
Source, security, hacking, programming, and alternative operating systems.
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