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Marcus Polk
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Joined: Nov 09, 2009
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What is this. I'm reading Head First: Java.

It says that I'll need some type of j2se api documents. I need to download it and what not, but when I go to the java website, it just gives me a huge lump of text with some links...it's confusing. Why do I need this?

Also, how do I find out where it installed my SDK?

I usually have problems like this in the beginning thanks for the help!

~Marcus
James Basller
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Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 58
Marcus Polk wrote:What is this. I'm reading Head First: Java.

It says that I'll need some type of j2se api documents. I need to download it and what not, but when I go to the java website, it just gives me a huge lump of text with some links...it's confusing. Why do I need this?

Also, how do I find out where it installed my SDK?

I usually have problems like this in the beginning thanks for the help!

~Marcus


Hi Marcus,

Actually API in Java is a document which gives you details of all Java classes that SDK includes in it. Without downloading that you can also view API document online when you search for any classes but it's good to have API document

You can find API doc online at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/

Thanks,
James
Marcus Polk
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Joined: Nov 09, 2009
Posts: 2
I managed to get there like 20 minutes ago, but I don't know what to do from there. There's like a ton of stuff and I'm clueless on what I am to do with all of that?
Vijitha Kumara
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3832

Hi Marcus,
As previous reply says you can use the API either online or by downloading it. There's a link " API, Language, and VM Specs" which brings you the complete API. Also you will find lot of information about various packages/links to tutorials etc.. in the documentation. JavaSE 6 Documentation (every Java developer uses this as the prime source for their development) .


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