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If you've ever sent feedback to the tutorial team, then you're already aware of our mechanism for collecting reader suggestions. It's a simple form consisting of two required fields (subject and comments), and three optional fields (name, email, and referer URL). We receive lots of email this way, and your feedback has proven invaluable towards improving the quality of the tutorial. We sincerely thank you for your suggestions. The problem, however, is that your feedback is...

Friday, November 17, 2006 | Java | Read More


Right now, the Tutorial team is in the midst of a long effort to bring the Java Tutorials up-to-date with respect to Java SE 6. We spent much of the last year working on the Core Tutorial (which is now available in book form as href=>The Java Tutorial, Fourth Edition), and have now turned our attention to the other tutorials. The biggest tutorial left(more than 200,000 words on 176 web pages) is the Swing...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Java | Read More

We've Updated the Tutorial!

In our ongoing effort to update all of the Java SE tutorials to release 6, we have just pushed a new release to the web. The first thing you may notice is that we have tweaked the new look and feel of the tutorial. Some of you loved the new TOC on the left-hand-side of the content pages, and some of you have been... less impressed. We have added the ability to toggle the TOC using the "Hide the TOC" button in the top-right of the banner on most pages. For this push, we have...

Friday, November 10, 2006 | Java | Read More

The Java Tutorial, 4th Edition is Here!

The Java SE tutorial team has been hard at work for the better part of a year updating the core Java tutorial (also called The Basics) to release 6 of the JDK. We completed the update and pushed it to the web on August 3rd. Now the printed edition has finally hit the shelves! We are very proud of this update which is a substantial revision from the 3rd edition. The material in the book can be found online atThe Java Tutorials under Trails Covering the Basics, though...

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | Java | Read More

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