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About the Author

Dori Smith is author of "Java for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide" and co-author of the best-selling JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition.

In addition to writing, she has also been programming for over 20 years, with degrees from UC Irvine and UC San Diego. Dori is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and her work has appeared in Macworld and MacTech magazines. She is also a Contributing Editor for NetProfessional magazine and is on their Advisory Board, and is a member of the Web Standards Project Steering Committee. You can find out more about her at her personal site.

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About the Book

There are a lot of Java books on the market; quite possibly too many. Why write another?

While there may be a lot of Java books available, most are written for experienced programmers. After working on "JavaScript for the World Wide Web, Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition" I found that I was getting e-mail requesting that I write a Java book "just like the JavaScript book, please?".

After looking around for a book to recommend to novice programmers, I found that there wasn't anything available fitting quite that niche. I'm hoping that this book will find its way to the same people who have bought so many of the JavaScript book: students learning the subject in a classroom, and people who've never learned the subject before.

About this Website

I produced this site with the following tools:
BBEdit (HTML and scripts)
Metrowerks CodeWarrior (Java applets)
Adobe Photoshop (Image manipulation)

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