Chapter 24: Java Resources

The exercises here are taken from my forthcoming book, The Java Developer's Resource.


  1. Download the Java Language specification. Print it out.

    Actually, since the book was written, an HTML version has been published. You may prefer to just store that on your hard drive rather than prinitng a several hundred page Postscript file.

  2. Download the JDK API documentation. Install it on your hard drive and add a bookmark to it in your web browser of choice.

    You can get the complete set from

  3. Find and read the FAQ list and known bugs page at

    These days it's at

  4. Read

    Since the book was written, has been split into,,, and read them all, at least a little, until you find out which ones suit your needs.

  5. Join a local user group. If you can't find a local user group, start one.

    The current list of Java user groups may help you a little with this problem. If you want to start a new grloup in your area, send me email and I'll add your name to my list so other interested people can find you.

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