Using API specs on the web - Finding API specs on the web...

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Finding API specs on the web The Java API specifications describe what each class that comes with Java is for and how it is to be used. These specifications are on the world wide web, so you have to be connected to the internet to use them. You can download the specs, but they take a lot of space. If you can usually work with a connection to the internet, you are better off doing that rather than downloading. Where to find the Java API specifications At the time of this lecture, Java Standard Edition 6 has been released. Its specifications are at this URL: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/ Bookmark it! If you forget it and don’t have access to the course website, google something like “Java API”. Components of the Java specification window Visit the API specs in some browser. The small pane on the upper left contains a list of the Java packages, and the pane on the lower left contains a list of all classes in those packages (as well as items called interfaces). Both panes are scrollable, so you can easily find what you are looking for.
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