Online Java Resources
There are lots of Java resources on-line. See Yahoo,
for instance, for a great many such Java resources. Here are a few that we've found to be
- The JavaSoft Home Page
This is the key site for official Java information. By following links from here you can
get to the Tutorial and the API as well as to lots of other useful Java information.
- The Java Tutorial
This is a very useful tutorial on Java using HTML. I've used this a lot. In some ways,
it's better than a text because it's all linked.
This is an on-line magazine about Java. It includes tutorial articles, articles about the
history of Java (what there is of it), Java news, and tips for using Java.
- Java API
The Application Programming Interface. These are all the packages that are part of Java.
Includes String, Vector, Hashtable, Applet, the AWT (Abstract Window Toolkit), and lots of
other stuff. Much of the functionality of Java is contained within these packages.
If you're using J++ then you don't really need this link since the Java API documentation
appears in the InfoView window. Here is the
newer API for Java 1.1.
- The Java Language Specification
This is where to look for syntax questions. Expands on some material that is only
sketchily covered in the Tutorial. Again, if you're using J++ then you don't really need
this link since the Java Language Specification appears in the InfoView window.