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prasanth miriyala
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hi I'm newbie for java could somebody suggest me best onlie resource for knowing about a method like how to use it and alternatives for effective usage?

(eg: I'm trying to use seImage method and want to know how many ways I can do it)


thanks in advance
 
W. Joe Smith
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I give you the Java Platform Standard Ed. 6 Documentation.

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/index.html

It may confuse you somewhat, but that's why the ranch is here! It is a good start, at least.
 
Brian Legg
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I always use the Sun JavaDocs. They'll show you every constructor, method, exception, interface, etc...

Check it out here
 
prasanth miriyala
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thanks joe that was a fast reply
sure will check it out
 
Brian Legg
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Joe beat me to it
 
Don Andrews Ne
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Go to your favorite search engine and type where # is the Java version (5, 6, etc.) and class_name is the class you're interested in. Pick the result that links to java.sun.com. (On Google you can use site:java.sun.com in the query and it will only return hits on that site. It's usually unnecessary though since the Sun site usually comes up in the first page.) It should take you to the JavaDoc page for that class. If what you really want is sample code, just add to the query.
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to JavaRanch , Don Andrews Ne.

Most regular Java programmers will have the API bookmarked on their web browser.
 
Rob Spoor
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And it has a complete list of classes on the bottom left. And if that's not enough, there's also the index (see also Brian's link) that lists every public and protected class, method and field.
 
prasanth miriyala
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Welcome to JavaRanch , Don Andrews Ne.

Most regular Java programmers will have the API bookmarked on their web browser.


wats this api bookmark??
 
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The link already given above.
 
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