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CHAPTER 21Networking

As all readers know, Java is practically a synonym for Internet programming. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is its ability to generate secure, cross-platform, portable code. However, one of the most important reasons that Java is the premier language for network programming are the classes defined in the java.net package. They provide an easy-to-use means by which programmers of all skill levels can access network resources.

This chapter explores the java.net package. It is important to emphasize that networking is a very large and at times complicated topic. It is not possible for this book to discuss all of the capabilities contained in java.net. Instead, this chapter focuses on several of ...

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