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  1. Java FAQ

    Here are some foolishly answered questions about Java and Java programming:

    1. I'm having problems compiling my Java code! I've tried the command-line compiler and the Eclipse JDT compiler, but neither of these gives me the correct results.

    Quote Originally Posted by Javac
    error: Class names, 'helloworld.jpg', are only accepted if annotation processing is explicitly requested.
    The javac compiler does not require you to put the extension in. So the correct command should ...

    Updated April 1st, 2011 at 09:21 PM by helloworld922

    Tags: faq, java
  2. How and why an SSCCE?

    The term SSCCE gets thrown around a lot in online programming forums. Its a simple acronym that stands for Short, Self Contained, Correct Example. But what is so important about an SSCCE? For starters, creating an SSCCE provides a very simple example that clearly demonstrates a given problem, helping one receive help and advice much quicker. But it also goes far beyond just that. Often just the process alone of writing an SSCCE will unveil the problem at hand. But even more important, the process ...
  3. Debugging with System.out.println

    System.out.prinln is quite possibly the most useful debugging tool there is - especially for the beginner programmer with no knowledge of other tools such as debuggers, assertions, and/or loggers. System.out.println prints to the command line the values passed to the method as an argument (if an object is passed, the String returned by Object.toString() is printed). For debugging, this tool allows the programmer to evaluate a variable value at a certain position in the code. But that's only the ...

    Updated March 11th, 2011 at 08:25 PM by copeg

  4. New Media section added to the site

    Hey everyone,

    I have just added a new 'Media' page to the site. You can access it via the Navbar or here - http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com/media.php

    The Media section contains Java tutorial videos from around the internet. Members have the option to submit their own videos, post comments, rate and share etc.

    If anyone has any issues or questions, please PM me or comment on this post.
  5. Java Programming Articles

    I have recently been working on getting the Articles part of the site complete. You will see the articles button in the navbar at the top of the site. The Articles page is a collection of Java Programming Articles which have been promoted from useful threads in the Forum.

    The current Articles are written by the forum moderators and cover things from Common Java Mistakes through to General CS Concepts

    Articles are not strictly reserved for moderators. If a forum member ...
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