What is Java?
Just taken your first steps in the Java
world? Here you will find links to useful places. Keep in touch with
site. We will continually post relevant articles and links.
Here you will find the current official
releases of Java:
versions and releases
JDK is also available for other
platforms from a lot of third parties.
Java Info Sites
Official information about Java is found
at Sun's Java Site
If you need something, and don't
want to reinvent the wheel again, Gamelan
is the place for you to go to. Here you will find
a lot of freeware as well as commercial tools. Gamelan's Java code
is immense, and mostly free.
Center for Java Technology Development
you'll find answers to more general questions about Java,
such as "What is Java good for?" or "Who's doing what with Java ?" etc.
A good place for programming questions
the beginner to start is comp.lang.java
FAQ. Here you'll find answers to the most common questions such as
"Can Java do this or that ?", "
How do I make my first Applet run?", as
well as some more advanced questions.
If you have a question that is more
in depth, comp.lang.java.programmer
FAQ is probably a good place to look at. Here you will find answers
about most of the peculiarities in the Java API, and solutions to
but less straight-forward questions.
Links to these and other FAQ's can
be found at Java
Why no take your first steps in Java
programming by visiting the
at Sun's site. This online book is also available in
An important online reference book
Specification by James Gosling, Bill Joy, and Guy Steele. As
Rusty Harold writes in the review: "You don't need this book often, and
you certainly can't learn Java from it; but when you need it, you need
it badly." This book is for experts.
Nice books - but obsolete
<>A good book (from the early days of Java, but now
completely obsolete) written by somebody
who really knows Java is The
by Patrick Naughton. The 450 pages takes you quite
in Java, and it doesn't just answer how this or that is done in Java,
also why that way was chosen, and not another, when Java was designed.
Naughton was the founding member of the original Java team at Sun, and,
in a sense, the reason Java became real.
A quite comprehensive list of Java
books can be found at Cafe
, together with reviews of several of them.