This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The backslash escapes the following double quote, which -since this is a Java string- would otherwise terminate the string literal. It causes a literal " to be inserted into the string. [ July 04, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]