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This document covers the JavaTM 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Development Kit (JDK 5.0). Its external version number is 5.0 and internal version number is 1.5.0. For information on a feature of the JDK, click on its component in the diagram below.

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API & Language Documentation

Java 2 Platform API Specification   (NO FRAMES)
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The Java Language Specification   (DOWNLOAD)
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Guide to Features - Java Platform
Design specs, functional specs, user guides, tutorials and demos.
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J2SE Overview
New Features and Enhancements

Java Language
Java Programming Language docs
Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine docs
Base Libraries
java.lang, java.util Packages
Language and Utility Packages docs
Monitoring and Management docs
Package Version Identification docs
Reference Objects docs
Reflection docs
Collections Framework docs
Concurrency Utilities docs
Java Archive (JAR) Files docs
Zip Files docs
Logging docs
Regular Expressions docs
Preferences docs
Other packages
Math docs
New I/O docs
I/O docs
Object Serialization docs
Networking docs
Security docs
Internationalization docs
JavaBeansTM Component API docs
Java Management Extensions (JMX) docs
XML (JAXP) docs
Java Native Interface (JNI) docs
Extension Mechanism docs
Endorsed Standards Override Mechanism
Integration Libraries
Java Database Connectivity (JDBCTM) docs
Java IDL docs
Java Naming and Directory InterfaceTM (JNDI) docs
Remote Method Invocation (RMI) docs
User Interface Libraries
2D Graphics and Imaging docs
Accessibility docs
Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) docs
Drag-and-Drop Data Transfer docs
Image I/O docs
Input Method Framework docs
Print Service docs
Sound docs
Project Swing Components docs
General Deployment docs
Java Plug-in docs
Java Web Start docs
Tool Specifications
Annotation Processing Tool docs
Javadoc Tool docs
Java Platform Debugger Architecture (JPDA) docs
Java Debug Interface (JDI) docs
Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) docs
JVMTM Tool Interface (JVM TI) (replaces JVMPI and JVMDI) docs

JDK Tools and Utilities
Reference documentation for the JDK tools and utilities.

JDK Tool and Utility Documentation docs

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

Demonstration Applets and Applications
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Java Web Start Samples
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Java Examples
        Java Developers Almanac
The Java Tutorial
        An example-filled guide to the Java programming language and core APIs.
Effective Java
        Best selling guide about best programming practices.
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 FAQ
        Frequently asked questions about Java and the JDK.
Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language
        Standards and styles for coding Java programs.
Java Documentation in HTMLHelp and WinHelp Formats
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JDK and JRE: Two Sun products that implement the J2SE platform Java Language Development Tools and APIs Deployment Technologies User Interface Toolkits Integration APIs Other Base Libraries Lang and Util Base Libraries Java virtual machine Operating System platforms java - runs java applications javac - compiles source code into bytecode javadoc -  documentation generator apt - Annotation Processing Tool jar - Java archive tool javap - Class file disassembler JPDA - Java Platform Debugger Architecture Other JDK tools and utilities Security tools Internationalization tools RMI tools IDL tools Deployment tools Monitoring and mangement tools Troubleshooting debugging tools JVM Tool Interface Deployment - Application deployment technology Java Web Start - Application deployment technology Java Plug-in - Enables applets to be run in web browsers GUI components GUI components with pluggable look and feel For advanced graphics and imaging APIs for making applications accessible to disabled persons Drag and drop data transfer Input Methods - Enables text entry by other than keyboard, for Chinese, Japanese, etc Image I/O Methods - Enables text entry by other than keyboard, for Chinese, Japanese, etc Print Service - Enables printing Captures, processes, and plays back audio and MIDI data IDL - Provides and Object Request Broker (ORB) and CORBA/IIOP support JDBC - Provides universal database access JNDI - Provides naming and directory functionality RMI - Enables communication between remote objects for distributed applications RMI over IIOP - Enables programming of CORBA servers via RMI Beans - Enables creation of reusable, platform-independent components Internationalization - Enables internationalization of applications I/O New I/O - Support for I/O, buffer management and more Java Management Extensions JNI - Java Native Interface Math Networking - Support for sockets, URLs, authentication and more Standards override mechanism Security - Signing, cryptography, etc. Object serialization Extension mechanism for optional packages XML JAXP - Supports XML-formatted data Lang and util packages Collections for manipulating groups of objects Concurrency JAR - Java archive technology Logging Monitoring and management Preferences - enables storage and retrieval of preference data Reference objects Reflection Regular expressions Package versioning Zip archive Java HotSpot client and server technology
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