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Roldan Baldo
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im familiar with java api, but some of you told me that it is in the api all the methods that i want to know, but how to understand or analyze how to use the methods in the java api? i know what it does because it is there written, but when will i apply that? or how?

can anyone help?
Fred Hamilton
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Joined: May 13, 2009
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IMO, you need to understand the concepts of the Java Class Heirarchy and Inheritance. Once you understand that, you will be much better equipped to use the API.
David Newton
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Deciding what to use, and when, comes with experience and by trying to solve specific problems.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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