The Java programming language lurks behind both basic computing technology and everday gizmos – web servers, desktop applications, computer operating systems, handheld computers, game consoles, even some cell phones. So why don´t more developers know how to get the most out of Java? Wicked Cool Java is an idea sourcebook that offers 101 exciting and useful tips, techniques, examples, and project ideas. Professionals looking to enhance their code and make their jobs easier, as well as hobbyists searching for neat tricks, can combine these pointers in hundreds of different ways to use in their own projects. With Wicked Cool Java, you will learn to: - Work with the next-generation Semantic Web - Create and process RSS newsfeeds from websites - Convert a non-XML text structure into XML using a parser generator, and work with XML APls from the Java core and from open-source projects - Experiment with a Java simulator for the Cell Matrix so you can build and test your cell circuits and connect them in a distributed system with others across the Internet - Work with open-source class libraries for scientific and mathematical applications - Create dynamic music and sound in Java and apply some Java APls for simple data sonification - Reuse code by taking advantage of the wealth of free libraries from open-source Java projects Not intended as a basic tutorial, Wicked Cool Java will help developers and system architects capitalize on their preexisting knowledge and take advantage of everything the programming language has to offer. Filled with example code, this book will definitely be a welcome find for anyone who enjoys experimenting with Java code – and who wants to make their code wicked cool.