Book Review of the Month

Algorithms in Java Part 5 Graph Algorithms
Robert Sedgewick
Robert Sedgewick continues his discussion on algorithms in java with the second book of his Algorithms in Java series. Graph algorithms is Part 5.

My favorite aspect of this book is the fact that Robert talks about algorithms in a very generic sense. As algorithms should be discussed. But then he shows me how to use and construct these algorithms using a language that I am familiar with; Java.

Robert wastes no time jumping right into the topic of discussion. And from cover to cover there are code samples, illustrations, graphs, and very understandable explanations.

Anyone reading this book better know what they are getting into. This book assumes more than intermediate knowledge of the Java language, but assumes nothing about your knowledge of graph algorithms. So be prepared to be intrigued, a little confused at times, but most of all, educated.

(Gregg Bolinger - Bartender, October 2003)
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Other books reviewed in October :

Java Extreme Programming Cookbook by Eric M. Burke and Brian M. Coyner
Jakarta Pitfalls by Bill Dudney and Jonathan Lehr
Jess In Action by Ernest Friedman-Hill
JSTL: Practical Guide for JSP Programmers by Sue Spielman
Software Configuration Management Patterns by Stephen P. Berczuk, Brad Appleton
Bug Patterns in Java by Eric Allen
Learning UML by Sinan Si Alhir
J2EE AntiPatterns by Bill Dudney, Stephen Asbury, Joseph K. Krozak, Kevin Wittkopf
Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed by Barry Boehm, Richard Turner
Son of Web Pages that Suck by Vincent Flanders
J2EE Security for Servlets, EJBs, and Web Services by Pankaj Kumar
Embedded Ethernet and Internet Complete by Jan Axelson
Java Power Source by Luis A. Gonzalez, Charles R. Buhrmann
Text Processing in Python by David Mertz
Java 2 Developer Exam Cram 2 (Exam CX-310-252A and CX-310-027) by Alain Trottier
Data Access Patterns: Database Interactions in Object-Oriented Applications by Clifton Nock
Dungeons and Dreamers: The Rise of Computer Game Culture - From Geek to Chic by Brad King, John Borland
Blog On - The Essential Guide to Building Dynamic Weblogs by Todd Stauffer
Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide by Craig Larman
Servlets and JSP: The J2EE Web Tier by Jayson Falkner, Kevin R. Jones
MDA Explained: The Model Driven Architecture--Practice and Promise by Anneke Kleppe, Jos Warmer, Wim Bast
Windows XP Hacks by Preston Galla
Professional Struts Applications by John Carnell, Jeff Linwood, Maciej Zawadzki