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Site offer Another week, another offer. This week the techies at Register Books thought we'd offer a helping hand to all those who ply their trade in Java, the OO, platform independent programming language.

We've selected the best selling titles of the genre, slashed the prices, and offered them up for your perusal as valued readers of El Reg. As always, this offer is only available for a limited time, so have a look and see what appeals to you.

Most titles are, one again, reduced by 40 per cent*.

  • Beginning J2ME: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition
    Have you thought about building games for your cell phone or other wireless devices? Whether you are a first-time wireless Java developer, or an experienced professional - Beginning J2ME, Third Edition brings exciting wireless and mobile Java application development right to your door.
  • Java: A Beginner's Guide 4th Edition
    From Herbert Schildt, the world's leading programming author, comes this fully revised and updated introductory Java guide. You will get all the information you need to get up and running with the latest version of Java, the popular web programming language. Hands-on projects, self-assessments, and "ask the expert" sections make it easy to learn the essential skills.
  • The Definitive Guide to Grails
    The Definitive Guide to Grails, by Grails lead Graeme Rocher, is for anyone looking for a more agile approach to web development with a dynamic scripting language such as Groovy. It will show you the new direction web frameworks are taking and specifically how a dynamic scripting language like Groovy can be harnessed on the JavaTM platform for productive Grails development. This book takes you through the Grails development lifecycle, including its project infrastructure, screen generation, full automatic object mapping to relational database systems, and a flexible, easy-to-use web layer.
  • Java 6 New Features
    For seasoned Java programmers who want to stay up to date on the latest Java tools, this guide discusses the new features of Java 6 - Mustang. This handbook to the new version includes updated information on web services, a JavaScript engine that allows access to information in a Java program, JDBC 4.0, JAXB 2.0, XML digital signature APIs, more sophisticated Swing components, and improvements in Java 2D that includes a GIF image writer.
  • Beginning Hibernate: From Novice to Professional
    Beginning Hibernate is ideal if you're experienced in Java with databases (the traditional, or "connected," approach), but are new to open source lightweight Hibernate - the most popular de facto object-relational mapping and database-oriented application development framework. This book packs in brand new information about the latest release of the Hibernate persistence layer and provides a clear introduction to the current standard for object-relational persistence in Java.
  • Java 6 The Complete Reference 7th Edition
    The definitive guide to Java has been fully expanded to cover every aspect of Java SE 6, the latest version of the world's most popular web programming language. This comprehensive resource contains everything you need to develop, compile, debug, and run Java applications and applets.
  • Java Persistence with Hibernate
    This book is divided into three major parts. In part one, we introduce the object/relational paradigm mismatch and explain the fundamentals behind object/relational mapping. Mapping Java classes and properties to SQL tables and columns is the focus of part two. We explore all basic and advanced mapping options in Hibernate and Java Persistence, with XML mapping files and Java annotations. Part three is all about the processing of objects and how you can load and store data with Hibernate and Java Persistence. We introduce the programming interfaces, how to write transactional and conversation-aware applications, and how to write queries.
  • Java 6 Platform Revealed
    New editions of the platform don't happen that frequently, but when they do, there is a lot to learn about quickly. If you want to come up to speed on the new feature set as quickly as possible, Java 6 Platform Revealed will place you well ahead of the pack. You'll find ten chapters on how to use the latest JSR implementations and library improvements that are now a part of Mustang.
  • Professional Java
    Working as an effective professional Java developer requires you to know Java APIs, tools, and techniques to solve a wide variety of Java problems. Building upon Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2, this resource shows you how to use the core features of the latest JDK as well as powerful open source tools such as Ant, JUnit, and Hibernate. It will arm you with a well-rounded understanding of the professional Java development landscape.

Check out Register Books for more Java programming titles, not to mention the brand new Thomson Skills Interactive Learning Java CD, complete with 200 page eBook.

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