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Where do I find API documentation in PDF format?

Sachin Rajput
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I am not quite acquainted with the jargons yet. I was trying to the find the PDF alternative of this API Documentation page
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/
Couldn't find anything as good as it. Please Help with the link.

Regards
Sachin
Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch

Why are you still using Java 5? Java 6 came out in 2006. Don't know where you can find a pdf, but you can download the documentation and keep it as a local file here.
David Newton
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I'm kind of curious why you'd want it in PDF format.

In any case, I don't think they're available from Snorcle in PDF format, but I suppose you could write your own doclet to generate such a thing, or just use an HTML => PDF tool to create one from the existing API docs. Or use one of several available:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/javadoc/faq/index.html#print

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfdoclet/
Sachin Rajput
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I started with Head First Java 2nd Edition. It was based on Java 2 (upto 1.4). That's why I was sticking to it. Will I get along easy with 1.6??
Sachin Rajput
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@David
I am new to programming . Just finished C for college course. I was dissatisfied with the lack of implementation in real world my college was teaching. So I started to learn Java on my own.
Hence, I still have to learn to write Doclets and use them. I'll go through the links
David Newton
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What I'm asking is why do you want the documentation in PDF form. And as I (and the links) state, you don't need to learn to write a Doclet, and learn how to use a PDF library, etc. in order to get said PDF API docs.
Sachin Rajput
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Coz I dont have internet connection all the time here. I'll use the doclet
David Newton
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Download the HTML docs?
Bear Bibeault
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Sachin Rajput wrote:Coz I dont have internet connection all the time here. I'll use the doclet
Please use real words when posting to the forums. Abbreviations such as "coz" in place of "because" only serve to make your posts more difficult to read and less likely to generate useful responses.

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Sachin Rajput
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
Sachin Rajput wrote:Coz I dont have internet connection all the time here. I'll use the doclet
Please use real words when posting to the forums. Abbreviations such as "coz" in place of "because" only serve to make your posts more difficult to read and less likely to generate useful responses.

Please click this link ⇒ UseRealWords for more information.


I am really sorry for using short words. I'll keep in mind for not using them and will go through the rules of the forum.
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Thank you. And as pointed out, just download the HTML version of the javadoc and use it locally on your system. It's all just HTML so can be opened directly in the browser without the need for a server. No need for any ponderous PDF conversion.
Sachin Rajput
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Thank You sir.
And another doubt is can I use Java 6 for learning??. The book I am using recommends Java 2 (1.4).
David Newton
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1.4 is years old. 1.5 was end-of-lifed last fall.
Bear Bibeault
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Books go out of date fast. As David indicated, Java 1.6 is what you should be looking at today.
Sachin Rajput
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Thank You
 
 
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