Pearson Education Launches New Titles at JavaOne 2008: Line-up Includes Much Anticipated 2nd Edition of Joshua Bloch's Effective Java

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Addison-Wesley Professional, Prentice Hall Professional and Sun Microsystems Press (, all imprints of Pearson Education (, today announced the release of new cutting-edge books for the Java community, including the second edition of Joshua Bloch's popular Effective Java.

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    Effective Java, regarded as a classic text for any Java developer, strives to help programmers develop a deeper understanding of the Java programming language. It has been thoroughly updated to cover Java SE 5 and Java SE 6 and explores new design patterns and language idioms, with fresh coverage of topics including generics, enums and annotations.

Other new JavaOne book releases include Java CAPS Basics: Implementing Common EAI Patterns, authored by Michael Czapski, Sebastian Krueger, Brendan Marry, Saurabh Sahai, Peter Vaneris and Andrew Walker. In this book, Sun's own experts show how to use the Java Composite Application Suite (Java CAPS) to implement enterprise integration patterns succinctly and elegantly. The eighth edition of the acclaimed Core Java- Volume II- Advanced Features, authored by Cay Horstmann with Gary Cornell, covers advanced user-interface programming and the enterprise features of the Java SE 6 platform, including new sections on the StAX API, JDBC 4, compiler API, scripting framework, splash screen and tray APIs and other Java SE 6 enhancements.

The above-mentioned titles are also available on Safari Books Online, (, the premier on-demand content library providing thousands of expert reference materials, co-founded by Pearson and O'Reilly Media, Inc.

-- Java CAPS Basics: Implementing Common EAI Patterns:

-- Core Java- Volume II- Advanced Features:

-- Effective Java, 2nd Ed.:

AW, PH and Sun Microsystems Press are JavaOne Media Co-Sponsors ( and will display samples of new books and hold promotions for attendees at Booth #1302.

In addition to the publisher site, registered Facebook users can stay up-to-date about these and other books and authors by joining the Sun Microsystems Press Facebook Group:

New books debuting at JavaOne will be commercially available at a discounted rate at the on-site Digital Guru Bookstore, which will also host a line-up of author signings during the week. Pearson authors participating in book signings include: Joshua Bloch (Effective Java, 2nd Ed.; on Tuesday, May 6 at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, May 7 at 1 pm, and Friday, May 9 at 12 noon; Tim Boudreau, Geertjan Wielenga and Jaroslav Tulach (Rich Client Programming; on Tuesday, May 6 at 1 pm; Jonathan Knudsen (Kicking Butt with MIDP and MSA: Creating Great Mobile Applications; on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:30 am; Michael Czapski (Java CAPS Basics: Implementing Common EAI Patterns; on Thursday, May 8 at 10:30 am; Brian Goetz (Java Concurrency in Practice; on Thursday, May 8 at 2:30 pm; and Chet Haase and Romain Guy (Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java(TM) Applications; on Thursday, May 8 at 5:15 pm.

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The global leader in educational and professional publishing, Pearson Education is home to such respected brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, and Sams Publishing, which can be found at InformIT (, the world's largest provider of professional reference content. Pearson is also co-founder, with O'Reilly Media Inc., of Safari Books Online (, the premier on-demand 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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