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Subject: comp.lang.java.{help,programmer} - what they're for (mini-FAQ 2006-03-31)

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Last-Modified: Fri Mar 31 15:32:14 2006 by David Alex Lamb Archive-name: computer-lang/java/help/minifaq Posting-Frequency: every 4 days
Before posting read Jon Skeet's "How to get answers on the comp.lang.java.* newsgroups" at http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/java/newsgroups.html Java FAQs and advice: - Java/Javascript/Powerbuilder HOWTO (Real Gagnon) http://www.rgagnon.com/howto.html - Java Glossary (Roedy Green) http://www.mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html - jGuru jFAQs (John Zukowski) http://www.jguru.com/jguru/faq/ - Focus on Java (John Zukowski) http://java.about.com/ - Java Q&A (David Reilly) http://www.davidreilly.com/java/java_network_programming/index.htm comp.lang.java.help Set-up problems, catch-all first aid. According to its charter, this unmoderated group is for immediate help on any Java problem, especially when the source of the difficulty is hard to pin down in terms of topics treated on other groups. This is the appropriate group for end-users, programmers and administrators who are having difficulty installing a system capable of running Java applets or programs. It is also the right group for people trying to check their understanding of something in the language, or to troubleshoot something simple. comp.lang.java.programmer Programming in the Java language. An unmoderated group for discussion of Java as a programming language. Specific example topics may include: o types, classes, interfaces, and other language concepts o the syntax and grammar of Java o threaded programming in Java - sychronisation, monitors, etc. o possible language extensions (as opposed to API extensions). The original charter said that discussion explicitly should not include API features that are not built into the Java language and gave examples like networking and the AWT. These days AWT belongs in clj.gui, and networking (and many other APIs) are often discussed in clj.programmer. Do not post binary classfiles or long source listings on any of these groups. Instead, the post should reference a WWW or FTP site (short source snippets to demonstrate a particular point or problem are fine). For some problems you might consider posting a SSCCE (Short, Self Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example); see http://www.physci.org/codes/sscce.jsp (which site is currently (2006-03-31) getting internal server errors, which I hope are temporary). Don't post on topics that have their own groups, such as: comp.lang.java.3d The Java 3D API comp.lang.java.advocacy Arguments about X versus Y, for various Java X and Y comp.lang.java.beans JavaBeans and similar component frameworks comp.lang.java.corba Common Object Request Broker Architecture and Java comp.lang.java.databases Using databases from Java comp.lang.java.gui Java graphical user interface design and construction comp.lang.java.machine Java virtual machines, like JVM and KVM comp.lang.java.security Using Java securely comp.lang.java.softwaretools Tools for developing/maintaining Java programs Don't cross-post between these groups and c.l.j.programmer or .help -- it just wastes the time of people reading the general groups. Don't post about JavaScript; it's a different language. See comp.lang.javascript instead. -- "Yo' ideas need to be thinked befo' they are say'd" - Ian Lamb, age 3.5 http://www.cs.queensu.ca/~dalamb/ qucis->cs to reply (it's a long story...)