Java JavaTM 2 SDK, Standard Edition

Version 1.3


General Info   API & Language   Guide to Features   Tool Docs   J2RE & Plug-in   Demos/Tutorials

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General Information

Summary of New Features docs
Documentation Changes website
Version Compatibility with Previous Releases website
Known and Fixed Bugs website
Submitting a Bug Report website
Contacting Java Software docs
Releases and Downloads
Java 2 SDK Download Page website
Java Software Home Page website
Legal Notices
Documentation Redistribution Policy website
Copyright and License Terms for Documentation docs

API & Language Documentation

Java 2 Platform API Specification   (NO FRAMES)
Other API Bundled with the Java 2 SDK   docs
Note About sun.* Packages website
The Java Language Specification   (DOWNLOAD)
The Java Virtual Machine Specification   (DOWNLOAD)

Guide to Features - Java Platform
Design specs, functional specs, user guides, tutorials and demos.
You can Download PDF and PS versions of some docs.

Summary of New Features
Features added since version 1.2 of the Java 2 Platform.

Basic Features
Security and Signed Applets docs
Collections Framework docs
JavaBeansTM docs
Internationalization docs
I/O docs
Networking docs
Language and Utility Packages docs
Remote Method Invocation (RMI) docs
Arbitrary-Precision Math docs
Reflection docs
Package Version Identification docs
Sound docs
Reference Objects docs
Resources docs
Object Serialization docs
Extension Mechanism docs
Java Archive (JAR) Files docs
Java Native Interface (JNI) docs
Performance Enhancements
Miscellaneous Features
             (Applet tag, Deprecation)
Java Foundation Classes (JFC)
Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) docs
Project Swing Components docs
2D Graphics and Imaging docs
Input Method Framework docs
Accessibility docs
Drag-and-Drop data transfer docs
Enterprise Features
Java IDL docs
JDBCTM (Java Database Connectivity) docs
Java Naming and Directory InterfaceTM (JNDI) docs
Tool Support
Java Platform Debugger Architecture (JPDA) docs
Java Virtual Machine Profiler Interface (JVMPI) docs

SDK Tool Documentation
Reference documentation for the SDK tools.

Tool Documentation docs

Java Runtime Environment and Java Plug-in
Documentation for the JRE and Plug-in.

JRE Download Page website
Notes for Developers website
Java Plug-in Home Page and Documentation

Demos, Tutorials, Training, and Reference
Sample code for applets and applications, training, courses, and tutorials for the SDK.

Demonstration Applets and Applications software/docs
The Java Tutorial
        An example-filled guide to the Java programming language and core APIs.
Training for the Java programming language
        Directory of various training resources.
On-Line Courses for the Java Programming Language
        Courses from the Java Developer ConnectionSM.
The Java Class Libraries
        Code examples for the Java 2 Platform API:
1.2 Supplement
1.1 Packages: java.lang,, java.text, java.util, java.math
1.1 Packages: java.applet, java.awt, java.beans
The Java and Java 2 SDK FAQ
        Frequently asked questions about Java and the SDK.
Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language
        Standards and styles for coding Java programs.
Java Documentation in WinHelp Format
        For Windows users.

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