We hope to make this site the major source of news and information
about Apple-specific Java issues and are committed to updating the site
at least weekly and hopefully more often. At some point we will document
how to prepare for the Java certification exams if one's primary platform
is the Mac. Updated:
The EvangeList Mailing List reports that SpotCheck 1.2, the Java code editor / browser made exclusively for the Macintosh, has been released:
This GenieWorks, LLC product analyzes your code as you work, provides ongoing feedback about "compiler" errors, and maintains full-time, "live" cross-reference links for all identifiers. Price is $20. A free demo of SpotCheck 1.2 is available at the GenieWorks site. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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York Times reports: "Apple Computer Inc. said
Thursday that it had joined with Lucasfilm Ltd. to present a preview of
the new "Star Wars" movie on its Web site, a day before the trailer will
begin appearing in theaters.
Steven P. Jobs, Apple's co-founder
and interim chief executive, said in a
telephone interview that the company had added network capacity to
accommodate an anticipated 10 million downloads of the
two-and-a-half-minute film clip. It is now accessible at www.apple.com or
www.starwars.com and is offered in several different resolutions so that
viewers can pick a download suitable to the speed of their connection to the
Web. The trailer will begin appearing in theaters on Friday. "
Zat's Spin, a Java Authoring Tool, is now Apple-enabled.
SpotCheck is a Macintosh language-based editor, or structure editor,
that "knows" the Java language. It is designed to help a Java
programmer produce correct code, without relying on confusing and
untimely feedback from a compiler. Free demo available at the site.
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The Early Days of Java on the Mac: A Journal
And perhaps of some historical interest are my journals of when Java first became available on the Mac. These journals chronicle my early, oft-times ill-fated, attempts to learn the Java language. *
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