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by John December
This appendix lists online information sources about the Java
programming language, the Java-enabled browsers, and related technologies.
JavaSoft, the developer of Java, offers the best online, one-stop,
comprehensive source of technical documentation and information
about Java on its Web site at http://www.javasoft.com/.
This site contains the latest press releases as well as development
kits and Java API extensions that you can download.
These are high-level Java information collection sites outside
of Sun Microsystems:
- Gamelan: An excellent collection
of Java demos and information; includes a large collection of
Java applets; well-organized and frequently updated.
to sample applications.
- WWW Virtual Library entry for Java: This site includes
links to events, reference information, resources, and selected
- JARS: Java Applet Rating Service; the hope here is
to rate the best applets (top 1 percent, 5 percent, and so on).
Includes categories of applets.
- Java Developer: "A public service FAQ devoted
to Java Programming," includes resources, a job clearinghouse,
and a large section on "How Do I...."
- JavaWorld: An online journal devoted to all aspects
of Java, ranging from programming to business-related issues.
It is updated monthly and usually contains very timely and interesting
These are forums where you can take part in or monitor discussions
Usenet newsgroup for discussing the Java programming language.
- Digital Espresso: The Web formerly known as "J***
Notes"; a weekly summary of the traffic in Java newsgroups
and mailing lists.
These individual Webs focus on some specific aspect of Java development,
information, or products:
These diagrams are also shown in Appendix B.
Because Java is an object-oriented language, these sites can help
you connect to more information about object-oriented terminology,
design, and programming:
- Object-Oriented Information Sources Index: A searchable
index to a variety of object-oriented information sources, including
research groups, archives, companies, books, and bibliographies.
- Object-Oriented Design Online Reference Guide: A guide
to online information sources about object-oriented design. This
guide was created by Howie Michalski, Lead Database Engineer,
Infrastructure, CompuServe, Inc.
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