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Getting Started

A guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Java in Mac OS X.

Mac OS X is the only mass-market operating system that comes complete with a fully configured and ready-to-use Java Development Kit. Professional Java developers are increasingly turning to the feature-rich Mac OS X as the operating system of choice for cross-platform Java development projects on the Macintosh and other platforms. Mac OS X Tiger includes the full version of J2SE 1.4.2, preinstalled with the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the HotSpot virtual machine (VM), so you don't have to download, install, or configure anything. Read more...

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Using Sun Java Studio Creator 2
on Mac OS X

Java Studio Creator 2 on the Mac is a powerful and easy-to-learn tool that provides visual access to databases and Web services. Read this article to download the application and get started with Java Studio Creator 2 on Mac OS X.

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