I'm studying Electronics Engineering in the University of Rosario (Argentina) and am a beginner Java programmer who needs detailed information and code examples about the use of the Java Communications API (my final project includes the use of the RS 232 interface to share information between two PCs). Sun Microsystems' documents on this topic are not tutorials, the books I can get in my country don't cover this sort of I/O and I can't afford to import a book from the USA ( since "1 dollar = 3 pesos" ). Would you please send me some information of yours or tell me where I could find it on the Internet? Sincerely, Jorge D'Agata
Another possibility is to create a native method that can handle the low-level communications of your machine. Be aware, though, that some operating systems, such as Windows 2000, will not let you directly access a port -- you must go through the o/s API. Sun has a lot of information and a boatload of tutorials at: Java 2 SDK Documentation Good luck! Sounds like a fun project. [ August 20, 2003: Message edited by: Jeff Bosch ]
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Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)