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New! Java Resource Center

With millions of developers worldwide, Java is the most popular programming language in use today. You can use Java to create everything from applications for cell phones and PDAs, to desktop applications and distributed enterprise applications that execute on many platforms. Java can run on hardware from the smallest devices (such as the chips embedded in credit cards) to the largest supercomputers. Our new Java Resource Center focuses on the enormous amount of Java free content available online. Start your search here for resources, downloads, tutorials, documentation, books, e-books, journals, articles, blogs and more that will help you develop Java applications.

New! More Tutorials from the Deitel Free Content Library!

Introduction to Java 5.0's Generic List Collections: This four-part tutorial presents Java 5.0's List collections, which are now implemented as generic classes. Part 1 overviews the classes of the java.util package that implement the List interface—ArrayList, LinkedList and Vector. Parts 2, 3 and 4 present code examples that demonstrate each of these classes.

Introduction to the C++ Standard Template Library (STL): This twelve-part tutorial discusses the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) and its three key components—containers, iterators and algorithms.

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Emerging Telephony—Your Computer is Calling!
O’Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference
January 24-26, 2006, San Francisco, CA

Talk is cheap…if you are using IP Telephony! IP Telephony is one of the hottest emerging technologies, and it is attracting the attention of the biggest players on the Internet—Google offers GoogleTalk, Skype was purchased by eBay, and Yahoo! offers Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. These services allow users to call friends, family, etc. worldwide via their PCs for free (they offer various premium services, including calling from your PC to traditional phones). How will this affect traditional telecom businesses? Who are the other players in the emerging telephony market? What is the future of telephony?

Check out The O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference that will focus on cutting edge technologies, tools and companies that are changing the communications industry. Hear what the experts predict for the future of IP Telephony. We’re intrigued and registered for the conference—hope to see you there! Check out our new Skype Resource Center in the next Deitel Buzz Online newsletter.

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Just Published! C# for Programmers, 2/e (Deitel Developer Series)

C# For Programmers, 2/e

ISBN: 0131345915
© 2006, pages: 1360


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Written for programmers with a background in C++, Java or other high-level languages, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming, and explores Microsoft’s C# language and the new .NET 2.0 in depth. The book is updated for Visual Studio 2005 and C# 2.0 and presents C# concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, detailed code walkthroughs, and program outputs. The book features 213 complete C# applications with almost 17,000 lines of proven C# program code and hundreds of programming tips that help you build robust applications. Read the Preface.

[Important note: This book is intended for the professional market and does not include much of the introductory pedagogy, exercises or end-of-chapter material typically found in our How to Program Series college textbooks. No instructor resources are available. If you are teaching an upcoming C# college or professional training course, check out our Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e and Simply C#, 1/e textbooks (each with full ancillary support).]

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Pre-Publication Reviewer Testimonials

“Excellent coverage of developing ASP.NET 2.0 applications, with plenty of sample code. The chapter on exception handling is one of, if not the best such chapters I have seen in the 50+ .NET related books I’ve read and reviewed. The chapter on Networking is one of the best I've seen.” —Peter Bromberg, Merrill Lynch, C# MVP

“A comprehensive introduction to XML, and one of the clearest tutorials on Web services I’ve read, with great
examples. An excellent chapter on generics.”
—Gavin Osborne, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

“A superb job of clearly integrating the theory of relational databases and SQL with ADO.NET!” —Harlan Brewer, University of Cincinnati

“Excellent introduction to .NET collections.” —José Antonio González Seco, Andalucia’s Parlamient

“A beautiful presentation of threads.” —Pavel Tsekov, Caesar BSC

“The ATM OOD/UML case study is excellent! The implementation of the design developed in the early chapters gives the reader a fantastic model of a real world problem. You hit a home run with this one!” —Catherine Wyman, Devry-Phoenix

“Overall fantastic coverage on inheritance. The examples give a crystal clear picture of inheritance and make the fundamentals very clear.” —Dharmesh Chauhan, Microsoft

Just Published ! Visual C# 2005 How to Program, 2/e (College Textbook)

C# For Programmers, 2/eISBN: 0131525239
© 2006, pages: 1591


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Introduction to C# Web Services

Pre-Publication Reviewer Testimonials

"This text is unquestionably the best around for teaching C#." —James Carpenter, Department of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

"This book is a must have for any C# student because of its thorough explanations, its carefully developed and commented examples, and its numerous and interesting exercises. The idea of introducing a bit of UML in each chapter through a case study is great and should be in every book! It's the book I'll recommended to my students" —Jose Antonio Gonzalez Seco, Andalucia's Parlamient

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Coming Soon! Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e, Updated for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005!

Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e features early classes and objects, a new, optional OOD/UML ATM case study and a fully updated treatment of XML, ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and Web services.

Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/eISBN: 0131869000
© 2006, pages: 1500

Tentative Publication Date: February 2006
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"One of the greatest strengths of the Deitel approach is their clear, relevant use of examples."
—Harlan Brewer, University of Cincinnati

"Once again, the Deitels have put together a great textbook. The material is easy to read and more importantly the optional ATM case study is realistic, understandable, and detailed enough to get at the heart of working with VB.NET. This book presents fundamental software engineering concepts such as modeling before you code and testing your software thoroughly in an accessible manner for anyone learning how to develop in Visual Basic .NET."
—Scott W. Ambler, co-author of The Enterprise Unified Process and Refactoring Databases

"An excellent way to teach CS1 or the CIS equivalent with an approachable visual programming language." —Brian Larson Modesto Junior College

"This book provides an in depth look at Visual Basic, including the latest technologies that Microsoft has included with the 2005 product. An essential tool to getting up and running with Visual Basic quickly." —John Mueller, DataCon Services

"The explanation of UML, intelligently integrated into the book, conveys the heart and soul of true object oriented architecture and engineering." —Jeff Jones, RouteMatch Software, Inc.

"This book has one of the best chapters on the basics of XML." —Kunal Chenda, Independent Consultant

"The clearest and most concise introduction to database I've ever seen in a Visual Basic textbook!" —James Huddleston, Independent Consultant

"This is a concise and understandable introduction to the concept of relational databases and ADO.NET. New features for building RAD data applications in VS2005 are well demonstrated in detail with simple examples." —John Chen, Microsoft

"ASP.NET is one of the topics that the readers will be most excited about and I must say that you have developed excellent content to meet those expectations. The examples and case studies are well thought out and keep the reader involved." —Amit Kalani, TechContent Corporation

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Java How to Program, 6/e

Java How to Program, 6/e

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C++ How to Program, 5/e

C++ How to Program, 5/e

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"This book is one of the best of its kind. It is an excellent "objects first" coverage of C++ that remains accessible to beginners. The example-driven presentation is enriched by the optional OOD/UML ATM case study that contextualizes the material in an ongoing software engineering project." —Gavin Osborne, Saskatchewan Institute

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Small How to Program Series

Small How to Program Series textbooks bring the solid and proven pedagogy of our How to Program Series texts to new, smaller texts that are focused on CS1 courses. The Small How to Program Series Java and C++ texts include the FREE online Cyber Classroom.

Small Java How to Program, 6/e

Small Java How to Program, 6/eISBN: 0131486608
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Operating Systems, 3/e

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"Uses a unique teaching style to present, in an unparalleled pedagogical approach, the evolution of fifty years of operating systems research; no other book provides as accessible and comprehensive a tutorial." —Euripides Montagne University of Central Florida

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This Deitel Simply Series combines the our signature live-code approach (emphasizing complete, working programs, rather than code snippets, and always showing sample outputs) with an application-driven methodology, in which readers build real-world applications that incorporate programming fundamentals. Using a step-by-step tutorial approach, readers learn programming basics. Each successive tutorial builds on previous concepts and introduces new programming features. Many Simply Series books also include higher-end topics such as database programming, multimedia and graphics, and Web applications development. These books are appropriate for the classroom, for self-study and for distance learning programs.

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