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The animal on the cover of Java Enterprise Best Practices is the common sand dollar (Echinarachnius parma). This species of sand dollar can be found on the shores of the North American East coast north of New Jersey. It is circumpolar and can also be found in Alaska, British Columbia, Siberia, and Japan.
A sand dollar can be anywhere from 5-10 centimeters when fully grown and can weigh 10-25 grams. The hard shell (called a "test" since it is not really a shell because it is sheathed in skin) contains several small perforations that form a five-part, petal-like configuration. The animal is covered in brown spines, which gives it a furry appearance. Spines on its flat underside help it move through the sand. Hair-like strands called cilia cover the spines. Coated in mucous, cilia capture and move food to the sand dollar's mouth, which lies in the middle of the star-shaped grooves on the animal's underside. Sand dollars feed on algae and small pieces of organic material found on the ocean floor.
Because of their hard shells and minuscule bodies, sand dollars are relatively safe from predators. Also, they further protect themselves by burrowing into the sand on the sea floor. After a storm , their skeletons will often wash up on beaches.
Matt Hutchinson was the production editor and proofreader for Java Enterprise Best Practices . Audrey Doyle was the copyeditor. Emily Quill and Tatiana Apandi Diaz provided quality control. Judy Hoer provided production assistance. Lynda D'Arcangelo wrote the index.
Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read using Macromedia FreeHand 9 and Adobe Photoshop 6. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Matt Hutchinson.
The online edition of this book was created by the Safari production group (John Chodacki, Becki Maisch, and Madeleine Newell) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and maintained by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, and Jeff Liggett.
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