Resources For Learning Java
- The Java White Paper.
- This white paper provides a succinct technical overview of Java.
- The Java API Documentation
- This is a copy of the documentation for the Java Application
Programming Interface (API), a standard set of class libraries
for the Java Development Kit. Unless you invest in an integrated
development environment, you will want to bookmark these pages
so that you can browse the class library while writing your
code. This was the current documentation for JDK 1.0.2 as of
May 9, 1996.
- Teach Yourself
Java in 21 Days.
- This is the web support site for the textbook by
Laura Lemay and
Charles L. Perkins. This site contains a list of typos and
technical corrections, as well as links to other Java resources.
Note the two corrections to the HelloWorld applet.
The publisher, Sams.net Publishing, also maintains a
for the book.
- The Java Tutorial
- This is an online draft version of book by Mary Campione and
Kathy Walrath. This is the fifth book in
The Java Series,
to be published by Addison-Wesley this summer.
- The Java beta2 Documentation
- This is the documentation for the beta 2 release of the JDK.
It is dated 12/12/95, but it has some information on the
inheritance tree that has not yet been included in the1.0.2
General Java Resources
THE JAVA HOME PAGE.
- This is the home page for Sun's java web site.
- This is Earthweb's Java directory. As of Friday, May 31,
Gamelan had links to 2,435 Java resources. This included
- The Cup O' Joe Java Shop
- This site focuses on resources which will be useful to
- This is a very active newsgroup on Java issues.
- Variations on the text book examples.
- Hello World Applet
- The first sample applet from the book.
- Hello Again Applet
- The first sample applet as revised in Chapter 8.
- The ShapeTester Program and the Supporting Classes
Assignment: download these classes and add some of your own.
If you're timid, try triangles. If you're bold, try polygons.
With my version of netscape, I get the text of the class on the
screen with both the http link and the ftp link. If that happens to
you, just use Netscape's "save as..." command.
- The ShapeTester Applet, version 1.
- This applet draws rectangles, squares, ellipses, and circles of
different colors. It illustrates a few issues about subclassing.
- The ShapeTester Applet, version 2.
- This applet draws rectangles, squares, ellipses, and circles
at different locations specified by the user. The user also
specifies the color, height, and width.
- Two applications which illustrate aspects of cloning
- Clone Test 1
This application illustrates copying and shallow cloning with
Clone Test 2
This application illustrates deep cloning and its inheritance with
- Sun's Demo Applets
- These sample applets are supplied with Sun's Java Development kit.
- The Tumbling Duke Example
- This page demonstrates the applet and provides a link to the
LED Sign Applet by Darrick Brown.
- An applet which can take a text file as a script to drive an
LED Sign. Very smooth animation.
The game of Tetris. by Nathan Williams an undergraduate at MIT.
- The game works well, but there is a lot of flicker, and it doesn't
build on the Abstract Windowing Toolkit.