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Java Collections: An Introduction to Abstract Data Types, Data Structures and Algorithms

Java Collections: An Introduction to Abstract Data Types, Data Structures and Algorithms

David A. Watt, Deryck F. Brown

ISBN: 978-0-470-84815-9

Nov 2003

566 pages

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Paying close attention to the Java 2 collection classes, this book is designed to give programmers the ability to choose the best collection classes for each application. The focus of the book is on abstract data types (ADTs) that turn up again and again in software design. It will use these ADTs to introduce the data structures required to implement them and the algorithms associated with the data structures.

Suitable for a first course in algorithms and data structures, or a second course in programming using Java, this text offers a unique angle by concentrating on the in-built collection classes in Java 2, enabling more emphasis on software design, and less on theory.

Primarily targetted at students of computer science or information technology, but also of interest to professional programmers and software engineers who are retraining to program in Java.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Ready, Set, Go with VMware Infrastructure 3 9

Chapter 1: Exploring VMware Infrastructure 3 as Your Virtual Solution 11

Chapter 2: Getting the Scoop on Capacity Planning 23

Chapter 3: Knowing Your Storage Options 39

Part II: Setting Up ESX Hosts 55

Chapter 4: ESX: The Brawn Behind the Brains 57

Chapter 5: ESX Installation — Now the Fun Begins 67

Part III: Connecting the Physical to Your Virtual Environment 81

Chapter 6: Embracing the Look and Feel of VMware Infrastructure Client 83

Chapter 7: Virtual Networking 95

Chapter 8: Connecting to Storage 119

Part IV: Fault Tolerance and Data Centers 137

Chapter 9: Getting VMware Virtual Center Running 139

Chapter 10: Making Virtual Machines 161

Chapter 11: Managing Virtual Machines 175

Chapter 12: Keeping Things Running with Virtual Clusters 193

Part V: Playing Virtual Adminstrator 209

Chapter 13: Securing Your System 211

Chapter 14: Swimming in Resource Pools 229

Chapter 15: Monitoring Your System 243

Chapter 16: Preparing for Disaster 259

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting 271

Part VI: The Part of Tens 281

Chapter 18: Ten Places to Discover More 283

Chapter 19: Ten Other VMware Products 295

Chapter 20: Ten Cool Virtual Appliances 307

Index 319

"A lovely book.... I will use this book a lot in the next few months on a Java project I'm just starting." (CVu, December 2001)
  • Motivates study of algorithms and data structures by introducing them in context
  • Adopts a practical (software engineering) approach, rather than a theoretical one
  • Maintains an ADT-centred approach
  • Pays close attention to Java 2 collection classes
  • Includes numerous worked examples, several larger case studies, end-of-chapter exercises and projects and sample solutions to selected exercises
  • Complemented by a booksite