JavaFX 2.0 Released!

JavaFX 2.0, a major update to JavaFX, has been designed from the ground-up to be the next generation UI platform for Java developers. It provides a powerful and expressive Java-based UI platform capable of handling large-scale data-driven business applications. It offers developers an easy to learn UI platform to create rich Internet applications and content for desktops and web browsers. Starting with this version,developers can create JavaFX applications completely in the...

Monday, October 3, 2011 | General | Read More

Java Applets Quiz

Do you enjoy quizzes? Take a minute to answer this quiz about Java applets. Don't worry you wont be graded. ;-) -- Sowmya Kannan

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | General | Read More

Getting Applets To Talk To Each Other

Do you have more than one applet on a web page? Do you want the applets to share water cooler gossip? Ahem..ahem.. On a more serious note, do you want one applet to invoke methods or set variables of another applet? Long long ago, you may have accomplished applet communication with the use of static variables. This method of sharing applet data is not fool proof. Different applets may run in different instances of the Java Virtual Machine software. This makes it impossible for...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | General | Read More

Reader Poll: Who Wants Screencasts?

Hi everyone, We're running a reader poll over on the JavaFX blog. We'd like to know your thoughts on screencasting vs. written tutorials. Please take a minute to visit that page and leave a comment. We greatly value your opinion! - Scott Hommel

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | General | Read More

Follow Scott on Twitter!

Hey everyone, this is Scott Hommel. I've been a member of the docs team here at Sun for the past decade, working on both the JDK docs and the Java Tutorial. Since '07 I've been assigned exclusively to JavaFX ( I've set up a twitter account at so if you've ever been curious about the day-to-day workings of a technical writer, sign up to "follow" what I'm working on. It'll give you the inside scoop on what docs are...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | General | Read More

Just released -- Java Tutorials update

To coincide with the JDK7 Preview Release and JavaOne, we have just published an updated version of theJava Tutorials. Besides fixing many typos and errors that you have reported, this release includes: An entirely reworked File I/O lesson, featuring NIO.2. This functionality is part of JDK7, which is available now through the Open JDK</<br/>a> project on A new specialized trail covering Sockets Direct Protocol, also new in JDK7. A new facility for gathering feedback...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | General | Read More

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