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Pearson today announced the release of cutting-edge books and video learning for the Java community published under the imprints of Addison-Wesley Professional (AW) and Prentice Hall Professional (PH).The new titles include books on JavaFX, Sun Microsystems Inc.’s platform for building and delivering a new generation of rich Internet applications (RIA), including features like visual effects, sound, and animation. The books are published as part of The Java Series and Sun Microsystems Press, which is supported, endorsed, and authored by the creators of the Java technology at Sun. (www.informit.com/thejavaseries | www.informit.com/smp)

JavaOne 2009 Pearson book launches include:

  • JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications, authored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. engineers Jim Clarke, Jim Connors, and Eric Bruno, shows readers how to quickly and productively create impressive user interfaces. The book begins with the basics of JavaFX, including how to get started and the graphic designer's role, and the basic language. It then moves on to cover more advanced features, including user interface design, special effects, animation, multimedia, and browser display. The last two chapters cover JavaFX code recipes and a complete Sudoku application. The book’s website, http://jfxbook.com, enables readers to run the demos in full color, including the Sudoku game. For more information, please visit the publisher site: www.informit.com/title/013701287x
  • Essential JavaFX, authored by professional software trainers Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson, is designed to get readers up to speed quickly with JavaFX. The book begins with an overview of the language, followed by reference-oriented chapters, then addresses how to design and structure a JavaFX application, covering animation, images, and web services. The book ends with discussion of the JavaFX Mobile environment. All examples are written for the JavaFX 1.2 release. Readers can visit the authors’ site, http://www.asgteach.com/javafx, to try a pool ball game developed with JavaFX. For more information, please visit the publisher site: www.informit.com/title/0137042795. Gail and Paul Anderson have authored numerous books, including Assemble the Social Web with zembly (Prentice Hall Professional, as part of the Sun Microsystems Press, Dec. 2008, www.informit.com/title/0137144318)
  • Real-Time Java Programming: With Java RTS, is co-authored by Eric Bruno and Sun’s Greg Bollella, Distinguished Engineer and Director of Real-Time Java Strategy. This book is the definitive guide to Sun Microsystems’ Java Real-Time System (Java RTS), which brings all of the productivity and familiarity of the Java language to systems with real-time requirements (i.e. the financial world, critical control systems, manufacturing lines, military and other government systems). It aims to provide readers with practical knowledge and examples of how to build Real-Time Java applications. Readers can visit http://www.ericbruno.com, for updates and extra content, as well as the complete code for the samples and many of the case studies. For more information, please visit the publisher site: www.informit.com/title/0137142986

AW, PH and Sun Microsystems Press are JavaOne Media Co-Sponsors (http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/pavilion/media.jsp) and will display samples of new books and hold promotions for attendees at Booth # 333.

Other Java releases include recent titles from best-selling authors Paul and Harvey Deitel:

  • Java for Programmers and JavaScript for Programmers, from the Deitel Developer Series, apply the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching practicing programmers the ins and outs of Java and JavaScript.
  • For the higher education community, Pearson Education has just published the 8th Ed. of the Deitels’ acclaimed text, Java How to Program. Using live code examples, this Java programming text offers in-depth coverage of object-oriented programming concepts and intermediate-level topics for further study. http://www.pearsonhighered.com/product?ISBN=0136053068
  • The Deitels are also authors of Java Fundamentals Video Livelessons I and II, released last year, which offer over 14 hours of video instruction organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions. It is the top-performing video in Safari Books Online: http://safari.informit.com/9780137131297

Safari Books Online

These titles are also available on Safari Books Online, (http://safari.informit.com), an on-demand digital library delivering expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. A free Safari Trial Offer for JavaOne attendees is available at: www.safaribooksonline.com/javaone09

Safari Books Online “Rough Cuts” for the Java community

Rough Cuts are pre-published manuscripts that authors have released on Safari Books Online before the book is available in print. (www.informit.com/roughcuts) Rough Cuts of anticipated books now available for the Java community include: “JavaFX Developer’s Guide” by Kim Topley (http://safari.informit.com/9780321648983); “Sun Web Server: The Essential Guide” by Bill Nelson; Arvind Srinivasan; Murthy Chintalapati (http://safari.informit.com/9780137153329); and “Solaris Security Essentials,” by Sharon Veach and Sun Microsystems Security Engineers (http://safari.informit.com/9780131365414)

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About Pearson

The global leader in educational and professional publishing, Pearson is home to such respected brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, and Sams Publishing, which have as their online publishing arm, InformIT (www.informit.com) -The Trusted Technology Learning Source. In addition, Berkeley-based Peachpit (www.peachpit.com), the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Apple Certified, and others, publishes best-selling books for creative design professionals. Pearson is also co-founder, with O'Reilly Media Inc., of Safari Books Online (http://safari.informit.com), the premier on-demand technology content library providing thousands of expert reference materials through a single point of contact, including expert technology, creative and design, industry and management resources in video, audio and written formats. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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