This week's giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons and have Godfrey Nolan on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Swing / AWT / SWT and the fly likes What does javax stand for? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Swing / AWT / SWT
Bookmark "What does javax stand for?" Watch "What does javax stand for?" New topic
Author

What does javax stand for?

ashish sood
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 8
please help me
specify the differences between java and javax
Jeff Storey
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 07, 2007
Posts: 230
Ashish,

The javax classes are java eXtension classes. Generally this means they were not (or are still not) included in a JDK release but were a separate library. For example, the original release of JDK 1.0 didn't include Swing and it became available as a separate library, so it was javax.swing. Even once it became a part of the JDK, the naming convention stays (probably for backwards compatibility).
Core JDK classes/interfaces, java.util.List for example, which were first released with the JDK use the java package name.

Jeff


Jeff Storey
Software Developer
[url]http://jeffastorey.blogspot.com[/url]
 
wood burning stoves
 
subject: What does javax stand for?
 
Similar Threads
Doubt regarding Interface methods
Image is not getting displayed
What are the possible value for Integers in IEEE?
Getting started with ReST
Kely Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!