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Guide to Features - Java Platform
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Summary of New Features
Features added since version 1.3 of the Java 2 Platform.
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Basic Features
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JavaBeansTM Component API docs
Internationalization docs
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Performance Enhancements
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Endorsed Standards Override Mechanism
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Miscellaneous Features
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Java Foundation Classes (JFC)
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Project Swing Components docs
2D Graphics and Imaging docs
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Print Service docs
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Deployment
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Java Virtual Machine Profiler Interface (JVMPI) docs


SDK Tool Documentation
Reference documentation for the SDK tools.

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Demos, Tutorials, Training, and Reference
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The Java Tutorial
        An example-filled guide to the Java programming language and core APIs.
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Effective Java
        Best selling guide about best programming practices. See also the review by James Gosling.
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Training for the Java programming language
        Directory of various training resources.
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On-Line Courses for the Java Programming Language
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The Java Class Libraries
        Code examples for the Java 2 Platform API:
1.2 Supplement
1.1 Packages: java.lang, java.net, java.text, java.util, java.math
1.1 Packages: java.applet, java.awt, java.beans
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The Java and Java 2 SDK FAQ
        Frequently asked questions about Java and the SDK.
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Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language
        Standards and styles for coding Java programs.
 
Java Documentation in HTMLHelp and WinHelp Formats
        For Windows users.
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SDK and JRE: Two Sun products that implement the J2SE platform. Development Tools and APIs. User Interface Toolkits Integration APIs Core APIs Compiles source code into bytecode. Helps you find and fix bugs in programs. Generate HTML pages that describe the classes and class members. Interfaces for use by debuggers in development environments. Application deployment technology. Enables applets to be run in web browsers. GUI components with pluggable look and feel. GUI components. Captures, processes, and plays back audio and MIDI data. Enables text entry by other than keyboard, for Chinese, Japanese, etc. For advanced graphics and imaging. APIs for making applications accessible to disabled persons. Enables communication between remote objects for distributed applications. Provides universal database access. Provides naming and directory functionality. Provides and Object Request Broker (ORB) 
and CORBA/IIOP support. APIs supporting use of XML-formatted data. Facilitates software servicing and maintenance at customer sites. Enables creation of reusable, platform-independent components. Enables internationalization of applications. Enables storage and retrieval of preference and configuration data. For manipulating collections (groups of objects). Interface between Java and native code. APIs for program security, signing, cryptography, etc. Provides fundamental and utility APIs. Support for I/O, buffer management, regular expressions, more. Support for sockets, URLs, authentication, more, for networking. Java HotSpot technology for runtime performance. Write Once, Run Anywhere (TM)
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