This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
if your told to "include documentation readable by the javadoc utility suitable to the program's size" what is a "javadoc utility?.Would it be like Eclipse or whatever is "containing" Java?.Also could anyone give me an example of a Java program with excellent documentation please?.
Javadoc is a tool that comes with the JDK, which you can use to generate documentation which looks like the standard Java API documentation.
It works like this: you put specially formatted comments above your classes, methods, interfaces etc., then run the Javadoc tool on your source code, and it then produces a directory containing HTML files.
It's a really cool to use I've just started to understand it better, its definatly worth reading more about creating classes & methods yourself first so its easier to understand the classes that come with the SDK and you can be well away creating GUI's - if you wanted
My advice from starting out is Javas own tutorial was tricky to understand at first but I didnt know where to look compared to your step-by-step over advertised tutorial websites
After I found the right place on Javas own site things started becoming more clearer and in depth
The Java tutorial has a few things in I don’t agree with, but it is by far the most comprehensive teaching resource I have ever seen for Java. I think in some places it might go too fast for beginners.