Saturday, July 12, 2008

Java For Mac


Getting Started

A guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Java in Mac OS X.
Mac OS X is the only major consumer operating system that comes complete with a fully configured and ready-to-use Java runtime and development environment. Professional Java developers are increasingly turning to the feature-rich Mac OS X as the operating system of choice for both Mac-based and cross-platform Java development projects. Mac OS X includes the full version of J2SE 1.5, pre-installed with the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the HotSpot virtual machine (VM), so you don't have to download, install, or configure anything.
Deploying Java applications on Mac OS X takes advantage of many built-in features, including 64-bit support, resolution independence, automatic support of multiprocessor hardware, native support for the Java Accessibility API, and the native Aqua look and feel. As a result, Java applications on Mac OS X look and perform like native applications on Mac OS X. Read more...

Java for Mac OS X 10.5, Update 1

Java for Mac OS X 10.5, Update 1 is now available via Software Update.  This update adds Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_05 to 64-bit Intel Macs.
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Java on Mac OS X Leopard
Java in Leopard brings improvements such as better performance, 64-bit computing, and new tools to better analyse your Java code. Read this article to see how Leopard provides the best possible Java experience on Mac OS X while preserving compatibility, and supporting the latest hardware. .

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Java Reference Library


Essential information for developers using the Mac OS X built-in Java support.

API Reference

Java programming specifications, organized by package and class.

Mailing Lists

Macintosh Java-Dev Mailing List

Mailing list run by Apple about Java development on Mac OS.

Business Resources

Mac Market

Business Development

Product Development



Mac Products Guide

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