The Java Tutorial

About the Java Tutorial Books


The JFC Swing Tutorial: A Guide to Constructing GUIs
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Contains the UI trail. This book explains how to write GUIs using the JFC Swing components, which are included in the Java 2 Platform (formerly known as JDK 1.2). The Swing components are also available in JFC 1.1, which is an add-on to JDK 1.1.


The Java Tutorial Continued: The Rest of the JDK
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Contains the Specialized Trails. This book covers parts of the JDK not covered in The Java Tutorial Second Edition. All the trails in this book cover the Java 2 Platform (formerly known as JDK 1.2).

For errata, CD-ROM and other information about The Java Tutorial Continued refer to its book file.


The Java Tutorial Second Edition
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Contains the Getting Started trail and the six Trails Covering the Basics. This edition covers JDK 1.1 and is available in bookstores.

Note: The UI trail in this book covers the AWT components (JDK 1.1 API); it does not cover the Swing components. For Swing coverage, see the online Tutorial's UI trail and the book, The JFC Swing Tutorial.

For errata, CD-ROM and other information about the second edition, refer to its book file.


The JavaTM Developers Almanac
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by Patrick Chan

OK, so this isn't a Tutorial book, but we recommend it anyway. The JavaTM Developers Almanac is the most up-to-date and complete quick reference for all three major versions of the core Java Class Libraries (1.0, 1.1, and 1.2). No other quick reference includes as much information in a single convenient volume. Information from 1,500 classes and 17,000 members are carefully formatted and arranged for easy lookup.

All of the material in The Java Tutorial is copyright-protected and may not be published in other works without express written permission from Sun Microsystems.