The Java programming language is robust and versatile, enabling developers to:

  • Write software on one platform and run it on another.
  • Create programs to run within a web browser.
  • Develop server-side applications for online forums, stores, polls, processing HTML forms, and more.
  • Write applications for cell phones, two-way pagers, and other consumer devices.

It's no wonder the Java platform attracts so many new developers.

What do you need to get started? Which Java technology should you use? This collection of links to articles, tutorials, online books, and software downloads helps you find what you need to start writing applications.