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  Asked By: Danielle    Date: Sep 09    Category: Java    Views: 601

Just wondering if there is an easy way to get a grip on the contents of the
Java libraries short of reading the documentation for each class. I just
want a quick reference with short descriptions on the general functionality
the libraries provide, not the exact syntax and retun values. Some examples
of the intended usage could probably be useful too.

I don't find browsing the class-tree optimal either, I'd like a more
graphical layout if at all possible. I kinda feel like I'm sitting on a
treasure of useful stuff, but can't figure out how to reach it :-)



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Helga Miller     Answered On: Sep 09

Something that may help you is that if you click on the package name (in the
left bottom frame in the html version of help) you will get a short
description of the package. I use to check this page when there is a new
package I just want to get a basic idea about.

Answer #2    Answered By: Willard Washington     Answered On: Sep 09

See if this helps http://www.kickjava.com/

Answer #3    Answered By: Emily Brown     Answered On: Sep 09

Dowload n install "HTMLHelp Version" of java  API docs from the link -

n forget those old fashioned simple-html api docs

Answer #4    Answered By: Jarrod Williams     Answered On: Sep 09

...and ashraf - I'm DL'ing the off-line documentation  as I type, it should
come in handy too.

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