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Timothy Resh

Joined: May 08, 2004
Posts: 3
Hello all. I am new to java ( 1 year of servlet programming). I am having problems remberering different basic language constructs. Does any one know how or where I can get the basic langauge javadoc so when I hit help in my ide (intellij) I can get the help on parts like the for loop static finally try etc... part of the language. I have the api javadocs installed on my ide, I just need some kind of quick reference for the base language.

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Jeffrey Hunter
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Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 305
Check out the Java Language Specification here.
KR Campbell
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Joined: Mar 26, 2004
Posts: 124
Then again, JLS isn't exactly what I'd recommend as a *quick* reference to the language.
The Java Tutorial might be a better starting point for basic constructs.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Here is a list of free on-line Java tutorials and books that I have found useful:
  • Sun's Java Tutorial
  • Introduction to Computer Science using Java by Bradley Kjell
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck
  • Dick Baldwin's Java Programming Tutorials
  • Interactive Programming In Java by Lynn Andrea Stein
  • Bruce Eckel's Thinking In Java
  • JavaRanch's own Campfire Stories
  • Allen B. Downey's How To Think Like A Computer Scientist

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