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Could you please suggest me a good book for understanding Java I/O.

Chan Ag
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Greetings, All.

Could you please suggest which book is good for understanding Java I/O.
I think this is one of the important subjects I quite forgot to add in my Java learning plan. Better late, than never.

I've browsed a little and I like the content coverage of this book called,' Java I/O, 2nd Edition' by Elliotte Rusty Harold.
But I'm not sure if it's a book that even beginners can follow without much difficulty ( without many doubts ). Plus it has more than 700 pages - that sort of discourages me a little.
But the coverage of topics seems quite good.
But that's just what I think. Do you think it is good? How about new additions to the API with the release of Java 7?

Here is the link - http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596527501.do?sortby=publicationDate

Does anybody here have a review for the book? The O'Reilly website does not have even one review for the book, so I was wondering if it's really a good read.
The book is quite expensive so I thought I'd check with you all before I place the order.

Kindly suggest.

Thanks for your help.
Chan.






Chan Ag
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There is one thing I'd like to share here. Many of you must be already aware, but if you aren't, it may help you buying more books and/or saving some bucks. :-)

When we search for books online, we may see the book prize in dollars. So we may think that the price is conversion rate in our local currency * the price in dollars.
But this is not so. Different countries may have different prices for the same book. So we can call up the publisher and they can direct us to a local store where we can buy books for a much cheaper price.

Today I called up O'Reilly publications in bangalore and they said Java I/O is available at 650 INR. And I was thinking it would cost me more than some 3000 INR!
A local store here has agreed to deliver it to my home at no additional charge. Cool thing!

Chan.


K. Tsang
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You know some IT books can be downloaded for free!


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Chan Ag
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Yea, and it is such a blessing for people who like to read online stuff. There are downloadable versions available for free for most of the printed books I've bought.

Unfortunately, I find online reading way too difficult. Sometimes I wonder how many of my friends who like to read online stuff manage to completely read a book online.
I'm one of those that would print even a long email, if doing so wasn't such an environmental hazard..
I still print a couple of very long emails sometimes after formatting the content so they would require minimum number of sheets.





 
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