The book has been written to give an excellent grounding to those who wish to learn application development using JDK 2.X. Like all his earlier books this book also has several illustrative examples which have a logical link between them. Each set of examples helping build skills that will take the reader to the next set of examples, which in turn lead upwards until a strong programming foundation using JDR 2.X has been established.
All the Example code is on the enclosed CD-ROM, Which also contains several other goodies which would be useful if you are looking at working on the internet as a way of life. Most of the stuff on the CD-ROM can definitely be used to enhance your web skills.