Conclusion And Resources
Programming is about having fun, and with this early access/alpha release, you'll get a chance to play around a little with this much-awaited release. In the months ahead, look for more features to be explored in the new release. If you run into bugs in the alpha release, remember to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble installing the release, please don't email me.
- Read the complete set of Taming Tiger tips from John Zukowski. And if you're still working with J2SE 1.4, you'll want to read Magic with Merlin series, too.
- Download the Early Access J2SE 1.5 SDK from the Sun Developer Network.
- Download the source file for this article.
- Check out the Early Access Downloads home, though not the 1.5 alpha release.
- At java.net, visit http://weblogs.java.net/ or just the news page
you'll find out that where to get Tiger is
- Learn how to build the Javadoc for Tiger with Building javadoc from J2SDK source code.
- Get Ant from Apache to help generate the Javadoc.
- Learn to Extend Ant to support interactive builds in this 2001 developerWorks article by Anthony Young-Garner.
- Visit the 1.5 home at Sun, where you'll find nothing in January 2004 about Tiger's early access availability.
- JavaLobby members can read about the special arrangement to get Tiger. (This requires a JavaLobby membership to access.)
- Examine the progress of Tiger (J2SE 1.5) with JSR 176.
- Get some pseudo-1.5 source code from last month's developerWorks tip, Magic with Merlin: The generics prototype.
- You can e-mail bug reports to Sun.
- Visit the Developer Bookstore for a comprehensive listing of technical books, including hundreds of Java-related titles.
- You'll find hundreds of articles about every aspect of Java programming in
the IBM developerWorks Java technology zone.